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Mary Hampton is a writer, performer and promoter of songs living in Brighton, England.

While reading 20th Century Music at University, she heard something very strange on a friend’s mixtape in between Frank Zappa and Penderecki. It was an English folksong…The Snow it Melts the Soonest by Anne Briggs. It was the sheer exoticism of this sound alone that set her on her current path.

After recording two EPs of traditional folksongs at home (Book One and Book Two… read more

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  • Avatar for maryhampton
    The curious can listen and download our new song "Gold Hat", a setting of the epigraph from the beginning of 'The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald, on Bandcamp... x
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    Last Mary Hampton Cotillion show of the year is on November 3rd at Hanover Community Hall, 33 Southover Street, Brighton, with Crayola Lectern and Do You Feel What I Feel Deer. Tickets £6, doors 8pm, BYO.
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    Mary Hampton Cotillion are playing this year's Supernormal Festival - - tickets are only £65 for the whole weekend and it's going to be a blinder! If you're coming, let us know on here so we can get to know all you lovely people :-)
  • Avatar for LAWMy
    popular tags: 'british girls' wtf?
  • Avatar for magp1e
    Achingly gorgeous music.
  • Avatar for nothingunusual
    Chilling fragile voice. Very lovely. Although I can't hear this 'Irish lilt' the description refers to.
  • Avatar for zvyagir1
    Worth about 10,000 Laura Marlings, I'd say.
  • Avatar for thegreatpark
    First show in Berlin on the 23.02.10:
  • Avatar for tomorrowsparty
    Some of her vocal inflections have an Irish element, only subtly though.
  • Avatar for ziggystarbucks
    could the person who wrote this artist's description explain to me what an "Irish Celtic lilt" sounds like and which mary hampton song they might be referring to?

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