Who reaps the profits? Who pays the price?

from Hadelin by Chris Foster

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This song was first recorded on the album ‘Nuclear Power No Thanks’ which I worked on with Leon and others, in 1981. But the song is about much more than Nuclear Power. It presents a view of our world where the traditions and dignity of indigenous peoples, along with the biosphere that we all inhabit, are violently disregarded in the greedy scramble to exploit our earth’s resources for the short-term profit of the few.
As I write these notes thirty-five years later, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe has set up the largest Native American inter-tribal gathering in a century in North Dakota, USA. Their aim is to stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline being built across their sacred lands. Meanwhile, in England, the decision to build the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in my native county of Somerset, has just been ratified.

Check out Leon Rosselson's prolific recording and writing at: www.leonrosselson.co.uk


Full lyrics are on my website at: www.chrisfoster-iceland.com


from Hadelin, track released February 3, 2017
Chris Foster: Vocal, Guitar and Hammered dulcimer
Trevor Lines: Five string double bass
Jim Moray: Bowed electric guitar and Synthesiser
Bára Grímsdóttir, Jackie Oates, John Kirkpatrick,
Amy Dawson, Jim Causley: Vocals


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Chris Foster Reykjavik, Iceland

Chris Foster grew up in the south west of England. A master of his trade, he was recently described as “one of the finest singers and most inventive guitar accompanists of English folk songs, meriting legend status.” Over the past 40 years, he has toured throughout the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA. He has recorded six solo albums as well as working on many collaborative projects. ... more

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