Sid Kingsley Shows Off Richmond’s Rustic Charm In “The Auld Triangle” Video
It’s sometimes easy to forget how idyllic Richmond can be. Just a short drive out of the city puts you smackdab in the middle of an ideal country scene, where you can enjoy a field with swaying blades of grass or toss stones into a babbling creek. It’s these overlooked scenes that fill up the screen on Sid Kingsley‘s latest video for “The Auld Triangle,” released earlier this month.
In the video, Kinglsey covers a famous Irish folk song while scenic shots pan in and out, making shots of natural beauty seem just as in line as man-made canals and old churches. In one shot, you can even see train cars poking out of the background, giving the pastoral charm of the scenery a modern and welcome spin.
Though the old Irish tune was made famous as part of an allegory for Mountjoy Prison in Dublin, it’s long been a favorite of musicians and bands across the spectrum from Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello to Wilco and Dropkick Murphys. Kingsley’s version doesn’t do much to stray from the song’s established canon, but as always with the vibrant singer, it’s his signature beckon that reanimates the song and brings new depth to an often-visited well.
This is the fourth music video from Kingsley in 2020, following visual representations for his January cover of “These Days,” his original song “Sweet Virginia” in February, and the recent cover of “Mind Games” that was released at the end of April. Obviously, there’s more to come from Kingsley and in order to catch it all, make sure to subscribe to his social media channels — Facebook, Instagram, YouTube — for instant alerts.
In the meantime, you can watch the video for “The Auld Triangle” below and enjoy all the agrestic beauty Richmond has to offer.