Nationally-recognised folk band The Furrow Collective to play Grantham Guildhall Arts Centre
A musical highlight of next month has to be award-winning folk band The Furrow Collective playing live at Guildhall Arts Centre on Thursday, September 12.
The Furrow Collective is an English/Scottish band consisting of four talented and individually prominent performers: Lucy Farrell (viola, voice, saw), Rachel Newton (harp, fiddle, voice), Emily Portman (banjo, concertina, voice) and Alasdair Roberts (guitars, voice).
November 2018 saw the release of the third album, 'Fathoms', by the acclaimed The Furrow Collective who won ‘Best Group’ award in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 in recognition of their innovative approach.
Fathoms was produced in Powys and Oxfordshire by honorary fifth-Furrow Andy Bell and saw the group build further on their substantial reputation for breathing new life into traditional songs.
The 12 recordings of which Fathoms is comprised capture typically innovative arrangements and set the four distinctive voices in a magical, captivating sound-world. As with their previous collections, the impression is by turns ancient, evoking the lines back to the earliest source, and then altogether unknown; fresh as tomorrow morning.
The group formed in 2013, drawn together by a shared love of traditional song and balladry of the England, Scotland and beyond and an open, intuitive approach to collaboration.
The Furrow Collective tours extensively throughout the UK as well as in mainland Europe, delighting audiences with their uniquely beguiling approach to traditional song.
For more about the band, visit www.thefurrowcollective.co.uk
To book tickets, visit the box office, call 01476 406158 or go to www.guildhallartscentre.com
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