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Since the group takes its name from the Dylan Thomas' short story The Horse's Ha, one might assume that this band was a British folk revival group with art house intentions, but Horse's Ha hails from Chicago, IL, although there is nothing even remotely Midwestern about their sound. Horse's Ha is really Freakwater's Janet Bean and the Zincs' Jim Elkington with a postmodern jazz trio (Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Macri, and Charles Rumback -- three of Chicago's finest improvising musicians) behind them, and the result sounds a bit like Pentangle on cough syrup. The group's debut album, the eerie and compelling Of the Cathmawr Yards (named after the graveyard featured in Thomas' story), was released by Hidden Agenda in 2009.