Dyble Longdon "Between a Breath and a Breath" CD

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Dyble Longdon - Between a Breath and a Breath (CD)

Dyble Longdon is a collaboration between Judy Dyble (ex Fairport Convention) and Big Big Train multi-instrumentalist / frontman David Longdon.  

Recorded at Real World Studios and Playpen, Between A Breath and A Breath is a haunting, fragile album that successfully marries Dyble’s personal lyrics with Longdon’s  sympathetic musical accompaniment and production.

Mixed by Patrick Phillips (Elbow, Kate Bush), the artwork for the album is by Sarah Ewing.  

I first heard David sing with Big Big Train at King’s Place in London 2015 and immediately decided that I really wanted to sing with him someday. And here we are with a collaborative album, which I think is wonderful!” - Judy Dyble

Judy asked if I would like to work with her. She sent me some great lyrics which inspired the music and over the years we’ve become good friends. Judy duetted with me on The Ivy Gate, which appears on Big Big Train’s Grimspound album. The Dyble Longdon album is a natural development on from this piece.” - David Longdon

Judy, who was fighting serious illness, expanded on the subject matter of the songs, “The lyrics for these songs virtually wrote themselves, with minor tweaks, as music grew around them. All were written before I was diagnosed and before the dreadful virus stamped its footprint on our world.

Quite a few of my lyrics have a touch of sadness about them but always with an optimism for the future and a desire to know what happens next. France, Whisper and Obedience tell stories suggested in conversations and Between A Breath and A Breath is sheer magic. Astrologers was a simple ‘Hmmpph! Stop it!, while Heartwashing and Tidying Away were just poems which wrote themselves.

Judy sadly died in July 2020 and Between A Breath and A Breath provides a wonderful swansong to a greatly missed talent.


  1. Astrologers
  2. Obedience
  3. Tidying Away the Pieces
  4. Between A Breath and A Breath
  5. France
  6. Whisper
  7. Heartwashing

Format: CD
Artist: Dyble Longdon
Release Date: 2022