‘The Stout Guardian of the Door’ by Duir
Exclusive premiere of ‘The Stout Guardian of the Door’ by Duir. In the spring of 2020, Duir will be releasing their re-imagining of their ‘classic’ 2007 album, ‘The Stout Guardian of the Door’.
‘The Stout Guardian of the Door’ will be available as a card, gatefold CD or as a digital download. As a precursor to the album’s release, the band have made available a ‘download only’ single featuring the title track, ‘The Stout Guardian of the Door’. Remastered by COMPUTER coalwood, ‘The Stout Guardian of the Door’ has received a spring clean and its re-release adds further weight to the expanding Duir catalogue; complimenting last year’s double album, ‘Sodden Dogs & Blind, Winged Horses’, and ‘The Midnight Mask EP’
Between 1559 and 1584, mathematician and astrologer, John Dee was listed as the Rector of St Swithun’s Church, Leadenham. The video reimagines locations on Lincoln Heath that Dee may well have visited during his sojourn in Lincolnshire. The track was inspired by a walk undertaken from Hall’s Hill near Grantham across the heathland to the church of St John and St James near the village of Dorrington.
The journey observes places of interest on the way, including; the barrow-like hill of Hambleton near Syston, the shrine of the three mothers at Ancaster, the supernatural, blind horse at Byard’s Leap and the Knights Templar’s Preceptory Tower at Temple Bruer. The walk terminates at Dorrington – the half-way house, that stands as testimony to Duir – the stout guardian of the door.