Samstag, 18. Februar 2012 um 19:30 Uhr
The Old Nuns Head
London Se15, United Kingdom
Adventures in Pre-Modern Music pt. 18: Cath & Phil Tyler, Rún and guests, The Old Nuns Head, Saturday 18th February, doors 7.30pm, £5
Hey ho whaddaya know – another F-F-F-Folk Night is nearly upon us… meandering through the library, examining the delights on offer, we’re pulling down several slim and lovely volumes to peruse this February…
The Penguin Classics are all grouped together, their well thumbed orange spines so creased it’s sometimes hard to make out the titles. But, yes – here it is – the old favourite we were looking for, Cath & Phil Tyler. Purveyors of Anglo-American folk music using guitar, banjo, voice and fiddle bought together musically through a shared love of traditional narrative song, full voiced sacred harp singing and sparse mountain banjo.
On a different shelf, tucked next to the plays section, there’s a delicate wee book with an intricate design in gold on the cover. Pretty as snowdrops Rún (pronounced Rooooon) feature close-harmony arrangements of songs in Irish, Scots Gaelic, Manx, Welsh, Cornish and Breton dialects. The four strong all - female group bring new life to old Celtic songs about one-horned cows and gigolos, blackbirds and bogeymen, drinking and debauchery, ardor and arable farming.
And as a special bonus we will be leafing through the modern, crisp pages of Philip Murray, a 22 year-old songwriter and musician based in London, who gave us an open spot last time around.
We predict this folk night will be serenely, twirling-ly melodic, with emphasis on narrative, cadence, structure… the rise, the fall… and you probably won’t need your reading glasses (unless you do. In which case bring them).
See you then. All our love….
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