'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.
- Mon 15 May, doors 7.15pm
Approximate stage times:
The Furrow Collective 8pm
Anna and Elizabeth 9.15pm
- £16, Festival Standby £10
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