The new band name comes with a new project, that takes the roots of their previous work, from the traditional music of the British Isles to Indian classical slide guitar to the stomping roots party of Phil’s beatbox harmonica, adds a strong stem of original writing, and runs wilder with each repeat play.
Edgelarks (released October 2017) is Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin’s most innovative work to date. As well as being their fourth studio album, it also marks the genesis of a brand new band name. From recording their first album, Singing the Bones, at home in their living room in the dead of night, they have gone on to produce three more records, each time refining the process and honing their production skills – Mynd, Live in Calstock, and Watershed (which garnered them a second nomination for Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards in 2016.)
A few words from Fold volunteer and big Edgelarks fan Dave Outhwaite:
By chance I heard the start of Philip Henry and Hannah Martin’s set at Sunrise festival several years ago. I had no idea who they were, but I could do nothing more for an hour or so but listen spellbound, aware I was in the presence of musical greatness. I’ve seen them several times since and have most of their cds – they just keep getting better and their award of Best Duo in the 2014 BBC2 Folk Awards was richly deserved.
I am absolutely delighted Phil and Hannah are to perform at The Fold on Friday 16th March under their new name of Edgelarks and I look forward very much to seeing them in the intimate surroundings of the Carthouse. If you haven’t heard them yet, I thoroughly recommend buying a ticket whilst there are some left.
But don’t just take my word for it, check out the song samples on their website for yourself!
The Fold Cafe will be putting on the following meals from 6.30pm:
Organic lamb tagine (gf) – £10.50
Organic pumpkin, chickpea, leek and date tagine (vegan, gf) – £9.50
both served with savoury rice
If you would like to come for food before the show, PLEASE let the cafe know by calling 01886 833112 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – you can pay for food on the night