THURSDAY 22 MARCH - 8:00 PM
Hanah James vocals, piano accordion, clogs, foot percussion
Hazel Askew vocals, concertina, harp, bells
Rowan Rheingans vocals, fiddle, banjo, bansitar
With their unique approach to singing, and intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, Lady Maisery are skillful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of song. Underpinning every performance are their distinctive harmonies: sometimes lush and rich, sometimes dark and invigorating, they intertwine with assured precision. The trio are also one of the foremost English proponents of mouth music, or ‘diddling’ – once common in England, and still found across parts of southern and northern Europe, this form of singing without words is a perfect showcase for their sheer musicality.
…some of the most exquisite, thrilling vocal harmony work in the English folk scene. The Guardian