PHILLIP HENRY & HANNAH MARTIN
^ Upstairs ^
WINNERS – BEST DUO in BBC FOLK AWARDS 2014
A truly unique young duo, at the forefront of the new global folk movement. They will amaze you with their astonishing instrumental virtuosity, their genre-bending material and their warm personalities. A force to be reckoned with!
Quotes & Reviews “On hearing the first notes of the first track I knew that I was listening to a modern classic. One of the most exciting albums I’ve heard in years” – Mike Harding
“Subtle, atmospheric, bravely original” – Robin Denselow, The Guardian ****
“An imaginative and innovative album – songs that linger in the memory held together by the fine musicianship of Henry and Martin. Strong and original – an unusual treat” – Martin Chilton, Daily Telegraph ****
“A thoughtful and moving album with great arrangements” – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
“A combination of virtuosity, intensity and charisma…” The Guardian ****
“Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are bringing a fresh new sound to folk music…There is a chemistry to their playing which is both uplifting and captivating…Every track on the album [Singing The Bones] is exceptional in its own way and it’s both refreshing and a joy to hear such original interpretation of folk music from two young and very talented artists. You’d be crazy not to book them for your club or festival!” – Folk Radio UK
“This duo is fast becoming hot property on the folk scene, and it’s easy to hear why…the musical settings really grab one’s attention and set the duo apart…this is a haunting and intimate cd” – fRoots magazine
“Authentic, haunting roots music from a first class duo” – Seth Lakeman
Hailing from Lancashire, Phillip Henry is one of the UK’s top slide guitarists and harmonica players. Over the past decade he has immersed himself in the music of the Deep South of America, traditional music of the British Isles, and Indian classical music. Specializing in lap slide techniques, his masterful Dobro playing draws together these diverse influences to create a truly unique voice that has been described as “Stunningly good” (Dick Gaughan), and “utterly captivating” (Steve Knightley). His innovative harmonica style combines country blues and folk styles with beat-boxing to create a jaw dropping and much coveted 21st century harmonica sound heavily steeped in tradition.
Hannah Martin is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Devon. Her songs weave folklore and legend old and new with beautiful melodies, creating haunting compositions delivered with “a bold and beautiful singing style all her own” (BBC Radio Two). Writing mainly on fiddle, viola, and banjo, and drawing on the traditions of the British Isles, she has been commended by Mike Harding for her “really fantastic singing” (4/5/11). 2012 saw Hannah selected to be part of the National Theatre’s War Horse School, working with John Tams, Nancy Kerr, John Kirkpatrick and Chris Parkinson. She was also involved in The Nursery Rhyme Project for the Bristol OId Vic, co-writing and performing in a show exploring one of our oldest oral traditions.
€12.50 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)
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AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie DJ w/ Late Bar.