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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”.

Edited by steerpike on 14 Feb 2010, 10:07

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