In this exciting new collaboration from two of British folk’s finest voices, Miranda Sykes (Show of Hands) and Hannah Martin (Edgelarks, Gigspanner Big Band) join forces to present a set of songs that take them back to their shared roots.
Having played together on numerous occasions, including in Steve Knightley’s Wake the Union Band, and at the Royal Albert Hall, they knew that they shared an instinctive ear for harmony and skilled instrumental improvisation.
A sociable Devon winter evening led to an exchange of songs, which proved to be so much fun that they soon arranged another musical get together. Swiftly these became rehearsal sessions, as a strong new sound emerged.
Miranda and Hannah have spent many years playing on the British folk scene, but neither has ever dedicated an entire set to traditional song. Centred around their deep knowledge of roots music, and a love of harmony singing, they bring together old songs with new ideas; ancient tales with bass, fiddle, and banjo; and two mesmerising storytellers joining voices to create a spine-tingling testimonial to our shared musical heritage.
Find out how it all came about by visiting their social media page https://www.facebook.com/mirandasykeshannahmartin/videos/2936530556589592
The Debut Tour From Two Of British Folk’s Finest Voices
Tour Dates as Follows:
17 09 21 Swanton Novers Village Hall, Norfolk firstname.lastname@example.org
19 09 21 Ipplepen Village Hall, Devon email@example.com
22 09 21 Calstock Arts, Cornwall calstockarts.org
23 09 21 Square tower, Portsmouth wegottickets.com/event/512220
24 09 21 Ace Space, Newbury wegottickets.com/event/513947
27 09 21 Nettlebed Folk Club, Oxfordshire nettlebedfolkclub.co.uk
28 09 21 Dartford Folk Club, Kent firstname.lastname@example.org
30 09 21 Chapel Arts, Bath wegottickets.com/event/511695
01 10 21 Edith Hall Kemsing, Kent stedithfolk.co.uk
02 10 21 Nailsea Folk Club ticketsource.co.uk/nailsea-folk-club
03 10 21 Devoran Village Hall, Cornwall crbo.co.uk
07 10 21 Firbeck Village Hall, Yorkshire wegottickets.com/event/511858
08 10 21 Wadsworth, Yorkshire wegottickets.com/event/513355
10 10 21 West Kirby Arts, Wirral westkirbyartscentre.org.uk
For more information visit https://edgelarks.co.uk/miranda-sykes-and-hannah-martin