As it’s the height of the lambing season, here are The Helm Wind Blues!


Ewe and lamb on Maulds Meaburn Village Green, Eden Valley, Cumbria

Spring Lambs, Maulds Meaburn

Spring Lambs, Maulds Meaburn

Before you check out this hilarious Cumbrian music video, provided courtesy of Hereldeduke and Rife Records, I should also give you the brief orientation to this meteorological phenomenon that comes with the video. Enjoy!

“The Helm Wind is a unique wind that blows over the Pennine mountains in the Eden valley area of Cumbria, North England. It creates a bar of cloud known as the “Helm Bar”. This mysterious wind has become legend with tales of sheep going missing and cows being picked up and blown into the next field.”

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5 Responses to “As it’s the height of the lambing season, here are The Helm Wind Blues!”

  1. Steve Hollier Says:

    Yes! I have had experience of it when walking in the Cumbrian hills. It rained uphill, as I remember…

  2. Hugh Paxton Says:

    This is country music at its finest. At its supreme! And thanks for the sub-titles!

    Sorely needed!

    BLOG VERDICT: We are proud to have hosted this song and wish to host more from the same artist! If any reader can put together something of comparable quality we will be delighted to post that, too. Absolutely no rap or hip hop considered. QUESTION: Can we buy the Helm Wind DVD? Is there one?

  3. Charles Paxton Says:

    Hmmm. I’ll look into it and get back to you on this one.

  4. Charles Paxton Says:

    It looks like Hereldeduke has a Myspace page
    and once there you can download their music from various sources, but I didn’t see Helm Blues listed for sale as an mp3 download. Maybe that’s something that they can look into?

  5. Hugh Paxton Says:

    Reblogged this on Hugh Paxton's Blog.

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