Turf house


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a house or shed formed of turf, common in the northern parts of Europe.

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The Golden Circle Gourmet Food tasting tour is a good option, where you will be able to enjoy a farm-to-table meal of fresh dairy, meats, and fish at a local farm, visiting greenhouses, a classic Nordic turf house to feast on regional specialties like dried fish, smoked lamb and rhubarb pancakes, and making scenic stops at Thingvellir National Park and the thundering Gullfoss waterfall.
The Newcastle bluegrass/country/swing quartet of Jim Hornsby (guitars/lead vocals/lap-steel, dobro), Danny Holmes (guitars/vocals), Chris Ringer (bass) and Duncan Tyler (drums) follow up their two earlier studio efforts - The Turf House (2006) and The Salter's Road (2012) - with another 11 originals.
Turf House is Grade II-Listed and is believed to date back to at least 1547 when it was owned by the Earl of Derwentwater.
You went to a turf house in Achiltibuie for part of the recording.
Like the band's previous effort, The Turf House, it is a classy country/bluegrass album replete with wry, bittersweet humour in the lyrics, memorable melodies and polished instrumental interplay.
The quartet, led by renowned country-picker Jim Hornsby, launched their debut album, Turf House (Root & Fifth Records) at the venue last May.
The group went down a storm at the centre last May when it launched the album The Turf House.
Another new album release, The Turf House (Root & Fifth Records), by local lads Diesel Therapy, is officially launched at the band's Buddle Arts Centre show in Wallsend tomorrow night.
Everything manmade defers to the terrifying grandeur of the natural world, yet from the earliest turf houses (literally grafted from the earth) to very particular interpretations of Nordic functionalism, the most memorable Icelandic architecture is a gutsy synthesis of the pragmatic and the poetic.
We could see the remains of old turf houses, wind-eroded banks, and the bank of a drainage ditch that showed where people had taken turf for hundreds of years, stripping the soil down nearly to the glacial gravels.
From the earliest turf houses - literally grafted from the earth - to very particular interpretations of Scandinavian functionalism, the natural environment is exploited in an architecture which is paradoxically grandiose in form and painstaking in detail.