Brothers James and Sam Gillespie found their sound growing up in the fells and valleys of Northumberland, their songs often describing relationships with wild places and the experience of finding oneself in a world alive with soul. The music comes to them most strongly when walking in the borderlands with their packs and instruments which remains a regular practice for them. This spirit is channelled into their live performances which have a rare and intimate energy, both ethereal and earthy, […]
Martin Carthy has an insatiable musical curiosity… and a lifetime of wonderful stories and songs to share. There will also be a chance for audiences to ask questions of this mighty oak of the English folk tradition. Expect frank and fascinating insights into all manner of subjects… from Scarborough Fair to the Beastie Boys! 82 this year, Martin is one in a million: one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best-loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of […]
The group’s growing repertoire draws on French, English, Eastern European and Scandinavian music, with playful and inventive arrangements that reflect the diverse array of experience brought by members of the band: violinists Maisie Brett and Lulu Ruby Rose, clarinettist Isis Wolf-Light, Bethany M. Roberts on double bass, and Tamsin Elliott on accordion and harp. Intrigued by the combination of strings and reeds that seems to lend itself to effortless arranging, they have also now begun to create original music together. […]
Hailing from Lincolnshire and East Anglia respectively, Mossy Christian and Megan Wisdomperform traditional English folk songs, unaccompanied or supported by a variety of instruments. With songs from traditional singers such as Cyril Poacher, Sam Larner, and Oscar Woods, influenced by revival era performers such as Peter Bellamy, Anne Briggs and Nic Jones. There are instrumental tunes too, with one row melodeon and saxophone complementing the mix. Mossy and Megan are part of a living tradition, carrying the music forward into […]
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