"intimate, epic and overflowing with musical intelligence"
"They might not end up being the best selling all-girl British group of all time, but they're well on their way to being the most charismatic and imaginative"
"once in a blue moon type of every now and again, you hear music that is so complete, so wonderful, unique and yet familiar that it stops you in your tracks. They have that blue moon magic about them, and they have it in spades"
"They are like the morning dew that hasn't steamed off yet, they are fresh and new and I really don't think they know how good they are"
Headlines February 14th 2009
Only England Spring date announced
We headline a Voices weekend festival at the newly opened and renovated Howard Assembly Rooms. We have been invited to curate the evening, and we are very, very excited and honoured to have The Wilsons as special guests. If you have never seen them, please come! If you have, you'll be there! Details...
Australia Tour Announced
We're very happy to announce a return to Oz in March. Taking in New Zealand too this time, we play two Womad events, plus shows in Melbourne and Sydney.
Tour dates here
Winterset number one in New York
Cruel Sister availability
Our immediate distributors Cadiz (who supplied Pinnacle with Cruel Sister) are currently negotiating a new partner and normal business will resume there on. In the meantime, Cruel Sister is available direct from our website and stock is still available from Cadiz for retailers.
Dublin date announced.
The date is February 3rd at the Douglas Hyde Gallery at Trinity College.
The gallery has a reputation for its eclectic programme, which has
included Sufjan Stevens, Cat Power, James Blackshaw and Laura Viers.
See tour page for details.
We had a great time both on our tour and with Ben Folds. We hope to have some photos and a blog up shortly.
Niopha available for fiddle tutoring
Lyrics on the website
"The Bairns is a bewitching, dream-like, down-to-earth masterpiece."
"Not just a great record but an important one; a classic in its own lifetime."
"the only new folk combo with a traditions-favouring spirit who would sound equally at home performing with Waterson:Carthy as they would Joanna Newsom"
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