Awake, Arise : A Christmas Show For Our Times, is an unmissable one-off collaboration. Five of the English folk scene's most inventive artists have announced a special show, celebrating the riches of varied winter traditions, reflecting on the hope and resilience in music and song, that can bring joy to us all in the darkest season.
Award-winning folk trio Lady Maisery (Hannah James, Rowan Rheingans and Hazel Askew) have for nearly a decade produced some of the most exquisite, thrilling vocal harmony work in the English folk scene (The Guardian). Whether unearthing a feminist twist hidden in a traditional tale, delivering a poignant anti-war ballad, or showcasing their immense multi-instrumental talents in original compositions that draw on a myriad of musical influences, Lady Maisery are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of song.
The beguiling musical partnership of Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith complete the powerful line-up, bringing the outstanding vocals, sensitive instrumentation and powerful social conscience that has won them widespread critical acclaim.
Making common cause between antique songs and present circumstances is one of the grails of modern folk, one this young duo pull off impressively Rousing stuff. (The Observer).
- Darley Dale
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