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Wyrd Brit folk ‘supergroup’ centred around Alex Neilson and Lavinia Blackwall, a couple who have also graced other projects, Trembling Bells and Directing Hand.

Lavinia also plays harp, psaltery and organ. Michael Flower plays guitar and Glaswegian singer/songwriter Alasdair Roberts, plays guitar and shares vocals with Lavinia on the traditional “Polly On The Shore”.

Their 2009 album “I Grew From A Stone To A Statue”. references both folk and rock and includes a radical reworking of Richard Thompson’s “Calvary Cross”. The Wire’s Rob Young described the record as “a bracing set of spontaneous fuzzdrone minstelry”.

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  • luminous_insect

    this kind of music is rarely this good these days

    8 Dec 2009 Reply
  • slowriot81

    Fantastic, rarely supergroups get this inspired but this is just stunning. Maybe Ali's best effort ever, they bring British folk to the next level incorporating so many influences but keeping the Pentangle-esque fascination intact. Among the year's finest in folk.

    24 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Restlessgrrl

    Fã pra sempre!

    19 Feb 2009 Reply