Omie Wise

A traditional piece played by Allysen Callery for Bert Jansch

Recorded in Bristol, Rhode Island
March 2022

Allysen writes “I taught myself how to sing by listening to Sandy Denny of Fairport Convention, and Jacqui McShee of The Pentangle, as well as Bert Jansch. ‘Omie Wise’ was one of the very first songs I learned to play. As a pretty gothic teenager, I had a penchant for murder ballads. I loved how a folk song could be used to tell a story of warning and news of the time. I loved how Bert’s accent would add a lonely and mysterious magical air, and I was inspired by his fingerstyle and have been a dedicated finger-picker from the start of my guitar journey.”

Allysen recorded ‘Blackwaterside’ for Folk Radio UK, which has been released on an EP.