Emily and Hazel Askew have become known as two of the foremost performers and interpreters of English folk music.Their live performances brim with the depth and connection not only of two sisters, but also of two musicians who have been immersed in folk music all their lives.Together, they rework and reinterpret songs and balladry, creating breath-taking arrangements, which allow words that are hundreds of years old to resonate profoundly with contemporary audiences.Alongside this, both women are also skilled multi-instrumentalists and expert players of dance music, using fiddles, melodeons, concertina and cello in their innate drive to bring old dance music to life.In 2014, their third album 'In the Air or the Earth', was released by RootBeat Records to widespread critical acclaim, including the Spiral Earth Award for Best Traditional Album 2015. Since then, the two women have been busy working on a number of other innovative projects; Emily has been touring with her vibrant fiddle band Alma, as well as releasing her first solo album, which explored the cross-over between folk and early music and was highly critically acclaimed by the national press; Hazel has been busy working with her groundbreaking trio Lady Maisery, as well as folk super groups Coven and Songs of Separation, the latter of which won Best Album at the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.Stirred by these new musical experiences, the sisters now return to their duo with a fresh vision. They are spending 2018 deep in rehearsal, reconstructing and re-exploring their sound, unearthing old songs, as well as composing and creating new music. The culmination of this will be their long awaited fourth studio album, to be released in 2019.Support is from Steve Warner, a UK singer songwriter and folk musician based in the leafy village of Kimpton, Hertfordshire. He has been writing, arranging and performing his own songs in local folk clubs, pubs and coffee shops.Standard tickets £15.Doors and bar at 7pm, music at 7:40pm
- Big Ginger Tom Music - Harwell Village Hall, Harwell, 18 February 2022
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