Welfare‘ is the new project from Pat Whelan, who’s previously released as Padraig Whelan. Originally from Doncaster in Yorkshire, he now lives off-grid in the Welsh Marches. His proclivity for the wilderness clearly manifests itself in his stripped down Folksy sound.
Sadie’ is drawn from the SILENT OTHER EP, recorded 2500ft up in the Italian Alps, in a house belonging to writer Julia Blackburn & sculptor Herman Makkink. It’s a track floating effortlessly through my heart with pastoral imagery. From beginning to end, Welfare has a notable impact rejoicing the soul-full folk revival for 2018. I will look back on this song after many years to come.