That's really great to hear. I'd been hoping lately that Hayley would write song folk-ish songs for her next album. HSJS were her "pop" albums, right? I hope she releases a "folk" album sometime in the future. but for some reason that seems unlikely- 100% folk, I mean. I know her (Celtic) Treasure(s) album had a bit of a folk feel to it. After the second HSJS, I've had enough pop music for a while.
According to this, Hayley is currently (or has recently) been in the studio doing something or other... I found this in google images -- apparently it comes from Samon Promotion's yahoo blog -- but I couldn't see it on their site.
Great detective work, Grant and Martin. Since I have tickets to Dublin and Bath I was getting nervous. Hopefully she will also be in Limerick too. Hope you all will be there. I suppose it will be cold; but as long as it doesn't snow we'll be fine.
HSJS2 was mostly recorded in London with a couple of songs, Mama E and Flower, recorded in New Zealand in January 2008 (note this was before HSJS1 was recorded). I think HSJS1 was entirely recorded in London.
The London recordings for HSJS2 were made in September/October 2008, so that must be when that photo dates from. HSJS2 was very much on Hayley's mind I thought when I spoke to her at the Lincoln Castle concert in August 2008, so I imagine she was busy choosing the songs and writing the lyrics at that time.