Thursday 20th June - Doors at 7pm for a 7:30 pm start
Winners of the prestigious Best Duo BBC Folk Award in 2014, Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin) have toured extensively from Japan to South Africa, Canada to Australia, and collaborated with folk / roots outfits the Gigspanner Big Band and Show of Hands.
In April 2018, Edgelarks retreated to a remote cottage in western Cumbria. They breathed in the mountain view, banked up the fire, and took their instruments out of their cases. Then they sat down, and wrote. Tired of the navel-gazing tendencies of sad song writing, and the terrible events frequently depicted in the folk ballad tradition, they decided to turn their attention to an oft-overlooked but vital facet of our lives - hope.
Swiftly, a set of songs and tunes emerged. Stories of wonder from the natural world; tales of rejoicing and long lost returns; and simple thanksgiving for their own surroundings and place in the landscape. Informed by world rhythms, British folk roots, and the duo's penchant for making as much noise as possible with only two people, the album is an upbeat celebration, an incitement to hope.
The album launches with an accompanying tour in early summer 2019.
‘Subtle, atmospheric’ Robin Denselow, The Guardian
‘Keen, curious and concerned intellects are at work here. Hannah is an enthralling singer; Phillip plays all manners of guitars and the harmonica, terrifically.’ Songlines
‘Rich and complex – there is something of June Tabor about Hannah’s vocal performance – a voice that is strong and flexible and which, coupled with Phillip’s instrumental virtuosity, suggests we’re hearing starts of the future.’ Dai Jeffries, BBC Radio 2
‘Songs that linger in the memory held together by the fine musicianship of Henry and Martin. Strong and original – an unusual treat.’ Daily Telegraph
Thursday 20th June - Edgelarks
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