Talking Elephant has released A Midwinter Miscellany, a collection of spoken word, poems, stories and songs that celebrate the many aspects of the festive season featuring Ashely Hutchings with Becky Mills and Blair Dunlop. Ashley has taken excerpts from a variety of literary sources to inspire new songs. Other writings and poems are given a new treatment with music composed by Blair and Becky. And Becky also contributes several new songs. The annual Albion Christmas Band tour is not able to happen this year, but this recording gives something of its flavour. www.talkingelephant.co.uk.