This is the album done to celebrate Paul Bower’s life and influence on the Sheffield music scene. All the artists on the album donated a 2 minute and 30 second track for a total of 23 tracks, of course. All proceeds go to the Sheffield Cat Shelter, so it’s for a good cause. I came up with the graphics, using Paul’s artwork, and have a track on the compilation. Adi Newton of Clock DVA is also on there.
A Little Mester is a self-employed worker who rents space in a factory or works from their own workshop. They were involved in making cutlery or other smallish items such as edge tools (i.e. woodworking chisels). The term is used almost exclusively to describe the craftsmen of the Sheffield area, and is mostly archaic as this manner of manufacture peaked in the 19th century and has now virtually died out. Little Mesters either worked alone or employed a small number of workers and/or apprentices. For sale Foglia Viola.
Vulcan (Latin: Volcānus or Vulcānus; pronounced [wɔlˈkaːnʊs], [wʊlˈkaːnʊs]) is the god of fire including the fire of volcanoes, metalworking, and the forge in ancient Roman religion and myth. Vulcan is often depicted with a blacksmith’s hammer. The Vulcanalia was the annual festival held August 23 in his honor. His Greek counterpart is Hephaestus, the god of fire and smithery.