Merry McCloud – The False Bride

Merry McCloud – The False Bride release

Our journey started almost two decades ago. When I heard Bruce’s voice for the first time
on the phone, I knew I was talking to a very old friend. Since then, our lives have intertwined
and our roots have grown deeper and deeper. This album is a creation of our love and
devotion to one another. Thank you Beauty.


I would like to thank everyone in the South London Arts Lab for their support, in particular
Dave Whybrow, Limor Tevet, Scott Ford, Amita Nijjar, Maryann Morris, Lisa Azarmi, and of
course Youth, for believing in me and producing this album.

Also, a huge thank you to my dear and loving friends Kate Hawthorne, Celine Stephens,
Karen Moss, Craig, Will Hughes and Toffey. And finally, my warmest appreciation to
Stephanie Whitaker, Robert Richards from Glastonbury, Wolfie Smith and the Partival crew,
Ben Ray and the Mandala crew and to the one and only Nik Turner from Hawkwind, who
have all given me so much inspiration and encouragement over the years


1. She moved through the Fair – traditional arr. Merry McCloud & Bruce Welch

2. Adieu – traditional arr. Merry McCloud & Bruce Welch

3. At my Window – by Merry McCloud arr. Bruce Welch

4. The False Bride – traditional arr. Merry McCloud & Bruce Welch

5. Red Balloon – by Merry McCloud arr. Bruce Welch

6. Seal Skin – by Merry McCloud arr. Bruce Welch

7. Mister Fox – by Merry McCloud arr. Bruce Welch

8. Hey Sandy – by Merry McCloud arr. Bruce Welch

9. Old Maui – traditional arr. Merry McCloud & Bruce Welch

10. Maid on the Shore – traditional arr. Merry McCloud & Bruce Welch

11. Rose Warrior – by Merry McCloud arr. Bruce Welch

12. Still Growing – traditional arr. Merry McCloud & Bruce Welch


Lead vocals – Merry McCloud

Backing vocals Bruce Welch & Merry McCloud

Guitars, bass – Bruce Welch

Keyboards – Bruce Welch & Merry McCloud

Percussion – Bruce Welch & Merry McCloud


Produced by Youth

Engineered by Michael Rendall


Photography by Maryann Morris

Design by Katy Hearne

 

Released on digital 29/10/2021