Brighton Festival 2017Public booking opens: Fri 24 Feb, 9am

The Furrow Collective and Anna & Elizabeth

'A breath of the freshest air imaginable' The Independent on Anna & Elizabeth

A double bill featuring rising stars of contemporary folk from both sides of the Atlantic.

Described by MOJO as ‘a mouth-watering collaboration’ The Furrow Collective is Lucy Farrell, Rachel Newton, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts – four fine soloists whose shared love of traditional songs and playful musicianship has earned them two BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations. This ‘quietly classy young folk band’ (The Guardian) move with ease from jaunty stories to poignant laments and supernatural ballads.

Anna & Elizabeth are two truly inspiring artists from Southwest Virginia and a rare treat for lovers of Appalachian roots music. As storytellers, they are almost single-handedly resurrecting the lost art of ‘crankies’ – cloth and cut-paper scrolls depicting stories and scenes from the great ballads, unfurled to musical accompaniment. Witness this culture carried forward with mastery and love.

When
Mon 15 May, 8pm
Tickets
£16, Festival Standby £10

There is a £2 per order charge. Additional postage fees (£1.50 or 50p standard) apply