Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

IAN BLAKE: Listen...

Dan and the Wombat


From the CD The Man in the Moon drinks Claret.

Based on a pair of sixteenth century dance tunes and played by Mickey Barker (drums) Ian Blake (recorder, bass) Rosie Cross (hammer dulcimer) Mark Emerson (violin) and Bill Martin (keyboards)

I'm sure there was a good reason for the title, and I suspect that the 'Dan' bit is down to the first tune's resemblance to 'Dan, Dan, the dustbinman'.

But as for the Wombat...?

The Man in the Moon drinks Claret: the second Pyewackett album, with artwork by Max Ernst (from 'The Phases of the Night')