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Burd Ellen is a collaborative project featuring Debbie Armour (Alasdair Roberts, Green Ribbons) and Gayle Brogan (Pefkin, Barrett’s Dottled Beauty). The group uses traditional song to explore and evoke dark landscapes and deep stories. Innovative instrumentation, drone and sound-wash support detailed vocal work to create a unique sonic atmosphere. 



'Bushes and Briars' on Look to Imber compilation . Gayle recorded and created the overlaid field recordings as well as played synth on this.

'A Tarot of the Green Wood' cd on Mavis Recordings. Gayle plays violin, various synths, harp, chime bars, zither and sings.




'The High Priestess and the Hierophant' 7" on Thread Recordings. Gayle plays violin, chime bars, harp, mellotron, Arturia Minilab

'OONA' on Project OO compilation on Touched Music


'Says the Never Beyond' LP / cd. Gayle sings and plays zither, Lyra 8, violin and Korg Volca FM.

'Bi Falbh' on 'Undulating Waters Vol 4' on Woodford Halse. Gayle plays violin and harp.

'Griogal Cridhe' download release. Gayle plays violin and sings on this.

'Morning Come, Maria Gone' cassette single. Gayle uses extended technique on violin on the main track and contributes a remix as Pefkin.


'Silver Came' cd. Gayle sings and plays zither, violin, lyre and Aeolian Chimes bowl.

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