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Tandem Festival & Upcycled Sounds: Aerialists & Owl Light Trio on Wednesday 29th January 2020
*About the Aerialists*
JUNO nominated quintet Aerialists meld their ferociously creative harmonic sensibilities and deep love for folk traditions into a post-rock coloured sound called prog-trad. With a new album coming early 2020, the band explores new directions including vocals in English, Swedish, and Gaelic, and continues their deft balancing of history and innovation - keeping audiences hooked with their restless experimentation.
Featuring Scottish harpist Màiri Chaimbeul (Darol Anger), and Canadian neo-folk innovators Adam Iredale-Gray (Fish & Bird) on guitar and Elise Boeur (Jenny Ritter) on fiddle, the group draws from the wells of Nordic and Gaelic music, adding expansive textures and meticulously sculpted arrangements to create captivating, genre-defying new music.
Their critically acclaimed 2017 album Group Manoeuvre gathered nominations for a JUNO Award and Canadian Folk Music Award for its 'dazzling display of stellar musicianship, inventive arrangements, and genre-melding music'. Following its release, the band has toured in the UK with high-profile shows at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, performed at Belgium's renowned Muzieklub 't Ey, and toured across Canada including performances at Vancouver Folk Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, Hillside Festival, Deep Roots Festival, Northern Lights Festival Boréal, and many more.
'A veritable (prog-trad) folk super-group whose next moves promise to be extraordinary' - Folk Radio UK
'Entire worlds seem travelled... there is a sense of urgency, lightheartedness, menace, and stillness' Spill Magazine
Video (Otter's Holt): https://youtu.be/7EOK6MKm3fk
Video (Gangar): https://youtu.be/r8HmhVpI7ew
Video (Group Manoeuvre II feat. Emily Millard): https://youtu.be/Zi9xqq7eMxU
*Owl Light Trio*
Owl Light Trio are an instrumental group based in Oxfordshire.
They take good tunes to pieces and put them back together again. Sometimes the insides end up on the outside. At other times the tunes will seem to go back together seamlessly, until they find a stray note or two in a pocket or under the sofa.
Tunes treated in this way often reveal hidden passageways, trapdoors, overgrown gardens and forgotten attics. When these turn up they like to explore them thoroughly!
On occasion, reconstructed tunes have been known to unfold in dramatic and unpredictable ways, but nobody has ever been harmed as a result.
The tunes come from a variety of sources. Some are traditional tunes from Britain, Ireland or Europe. Many are our own compositions.
Music Genres: Alternative, Folk
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