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Granny’s Attic Release New Video Before Busy Summer of Festival Dates

Jul 4, 2022

With exceptional musicianship and boundless energy, Granny’s Attic are going from strength to strength. Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (melodeon, anglo concertina, vocals), George Sansome (guitar, vocals) and Lewis Wood (violin, vocals) have honed their skills touring the UK and Europe since 2009. They are much loved by audiences up and down the country, with bookings everywhere from Cambridge Folk Festival to Cecil Sharp House.

“Great tunes, great energy, great arrangements, great stuff!”  Jon Boden

The trio have been heralded for their lively performances and skilled delivery of traditional material, playing with verve, energy and their own inimitable style. Though grounded in tradition, they are keen to push new boundaries by exploring fresh approaches and writing their own compositions. In October 2021, they released their latest album, The Brickfields, an instrumental collection that sees them reach new heights both as performers and composers. Described by Folk Radio as “one of the most exciting and accomplished English folk acts on the scene right now”, this outstanding trio can hold audiences in the palm of their hand.

Here’s a recent video taking from their all-instrumental album, The Brickfields

Here’s a few words about the recording:

“We were keen to capture the energy of this tune and how it feels in the room, so we filmed and recorded live with the brilliant Will Killen at Evoke Studios in Leeds, who was behind both the camera and the mixing desk. He was great to work with and managed to really get the sense of excitement that is present when we play this tune. We’re really looking forward to getting back out on the road again this summer. As well as this tune and others from our new instrumental album, we’ll be playing lots of songs from our previous releases and we might even sneak one or two new songs in there as well!”

Catch them live on the following dates this summer:

6 July – University of Leeds (Cohen and George studied there!) https://concerts.leeds.ac.uk/events/summer-festival-grannys-attic/

9 July – Ely Folk Festival  https://elyfolkfestival.co.uk/

15 July – Stainsby Festival http://www.stainsbyfestival.org.uk/

16 July – Sesiwn Fawr https://sesiwnfawr.cymru/en/

21-24 July – Warwick Folk Festival  https://www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk/

29-30 July – Sidmouth Folk Festival https://sidmouthfolkfestival.co.uk/

12 August – Saltburn Folk Festival https://www.saltburnfolkfestival.com/

19 August – Moira Furnace Folk Festival https://moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk/index.html

20 August – Just So Festival https://justsofestival.org.uk/

26 August – Greenbelt Festival https://www.greenbelt.org.uk/

29 August – Cornwall Folk Festival https://cornwallfolkfestival.com/wp/

9-11 September – Bromyard Folk Festival (of which they are patrons) https://www.bromyardfolkfestival.co.uk/

For further information please visit: https://www.grannysattic.org.uk/

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