Sep 11th 2014;
The next Owl Service release is a special EP for Halloween 2014 featuring versions of songs by Misfits, Samhain and Danzig. Three Inverted Nines will be limited to 50 numbered copies and can be pre-ordered from 12:00 GMT on October 26th. It will also be made available as a free download for 1 day only on October 31st.

Jul 21st 2014;
We had a great time playing the Shirley Collins Movie Kickstarter closing party in Dalston last night. Thanks to all involved for having us. Click the image below for a nice gallery of photos...

Jul 18th 2014;
We're honoured to be recording a track for a new 'Shirley Collins Inspired' digital album. The album is only available by pledging to the Kickstarter fund that's raising money to make a documentary film about Shirley's life. None of us Owls would be doing what we do were it not for the influence of Shirley & Dolly, so we're very happy indeed to be giving something back...

Click here to pledge to the Kickstarter

Jul 2nd 2014;
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Apr 28th 2014;
The Owl Service at Cecil Sharp House in September 2010, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Village Thing label...

The Owl Service from spiralearth films on Vimeo.

Apr 27th 2014;
The Owl Service are now on Bandcamp - stream full releases and hear exclusive content...

Apr 26th 2014;
Download the Owl Service mixtape 'Modern Folk is Rubbish', which contains the reference versions for pretty much every trad song we've recorded so far...

Apr 24th 2014;
The Pattern Beneath the Plough is the new home of alt-folk collective The Owl Service. Soon you will be able to listen to our music, watch our videos, buy our releases and keep up to speed with everything we're up to.


The Owl Service is a collective of singers and players who come together
to celebrate the music and folklore of the British Isles. We're mostly based
in Leigh-on-sea in Essex, but our collaborators come from far and wide.
We've released several records since our inception in 2006 and are currently
working on several new projects for release in 2014/5.