THE DUST OF RAGE
Maggie Holland is releasing her long-awaited first album for 20 years. Its 16 tracks include three original songs – the opening song 'Blood Like Wine' is a powerful condemnation of those in power - and a selection of superb versions of superb songs by other writers, i.e. Woody Guthrie, the Oysterband, Bruce Cockburn, Leon Rosselson, Chris Smither, Duffy Power, Bob Dylan, Steve Clark, Butch Hancock, Don West/Dave Arthur and Derroll Adams. Most of them regularly featured in her live performances pre-pandemic; but several she learnt (or revived) during lockdown. They accompanied her on the regular trudge to and from the allotment. Maggie Holland grew up in Hampshire and lived in the south of England until she migrated to Scotland in 1993. Since then, she has lived in Edinburgh. She has been playing music and singing songs for over 50 years, as part of Hot Vultures, the English Country Blues Band, Tiger Moth, Maggie’s Farm, Maggie Holland & Chris Coe and the Broonzies, but latterly solo. Holland received the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award "Best Song of 1999" for her song "A Place Called England', covered by June Tabor, The Young ‘Uns, and now something of an eco-warrior anthem.