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Biography

The sound of Blueflint is defined by the sublime close harmonies of Deborah Arnott and Clare Neilson whose voices, both ethereal and warm, interweave in ballads and songs of eerie melancholy and heartfelt charm. Intertwining banjos, fiddle, double-bass and drums accompany the singers in beautifully-crafted songs that swoop easily from the dark underbelly of folk to buoyant Americana-tinged ballads. Blueflint successfully thwart attempts at musical pigeonholing; their fresh and original sound refuses to sit squarely in any one genre, bringing an unexpected twist to the banjo sound and gaining them fans from across the musical spectrum.

In 2009, Blueflint released their debut CD ‘High Bright Morning’, produced by renowned composer and producer Jim Sutherland. The album was highly acclaimed for its fresh and imaginative take on Americana traditions.

Their follow-up CD ‘Maudy Tree’ will be released on 10th October 2011, and the band will tour in the UK and Ireland throughout autumn 2011 to promote the release of the CD.

Blueflint are Deborah Arnott on vocals, banjo and ukulele; Hugh Kelly (Longway) on double-bass; Clare Neilson (vocals; clawhammer banjo) and Roddy Neilson (Peatbog Faeries) on fiddle and vocals.

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