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

March 24, 2013

Hugh Paxton's Blog


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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