Weave & Spin

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Lady Maisery is a British vocal folk trio from Hazel Askew (voice, harp, concertina), Hannah James (voice, accordion, clog dancer ) and Rowan Rheingans (voice, fiddle, banjo, ban-sitar). Their harmonies are enchanting, their diddling reviving and inspiring.

Folk music means people and community, it doesn´t have to be traditional or old, but it has to be something that can be shared with people…

Diddling is a style of singing tunes in folk tradition, (…) it is mouth music in Scotland and lilting in Ireland, …, but in England no one, recently, has been doing it, has been singing tunes, and there’s definitely, records of people used to do it and little references to it, but we’ve kind of started it again (…)

From na interview with Hazel Askew for “Arts in the Afternoon”, MA Radio, Goldsmiths

https://soundcloud.com/alexgbishop/interview-hazel-askew-lady

http://www.ladymaisery.com/

Life

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Haim: Alana, Danielle and Este are the winners of BBC’s Sound of 2013. They grew up in California’s San Francisco Valley. Their first guides and teachers were their’s parents. With them they formed Rockinghaim, a family group. Haim’s music now is a blend of girly folk-rock, R&B and hip-hop styling thrown now and then. The edgy harmonies of the sisters, raw energy and the feel of the 80’s hook the listener and make him come back for more.

Never look back, never give up
Never look back, never give up
Never look back, never give up
I’ll never give up
I’ll never give up

Falling

http://haimtheband.com/

Dead & Born & Grown

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The Staves is an acoustic folk rock trio of three sisters from Watford, England. They are influenced and inspired by their Welsh-born mother raised in a community of voice choirs. The Staves’s vocal arrangements are striking, powerful and enchanting. Their music makes people plunge into its beaming beauty.

And I’ll stay the same and stand * here on my own * ‘Till everything is dead and born * and grown * Just go at your own pace * As you slip and tumble down * from grace * We’re safe in one anothers’ * company * (…)

From the album Dead & Born & Grown (2012)

http://www.thestaves.com/