Angeline Morrison mostly makes music in the genres of wyrd folk and psych folk, her work infused with elements of soul music, literature, ‘60s beat pop sounds, folklore, myth and the supernatural. With a feral approach, a handmade sonic aesthetic and a belief in the importance of tenderness, Her original compositions and re-stitchings of traditional songs focus on storytelling and the small things that often go unnoticed.
The Sorrow Songs: Folk Songs of Black British Experience (released October 2022, Topic Records) is a work of re-storying. The populations of enslaved African people and their descendants in the USA have their bodies of folk song, which are vitally important for containing histories, expressing feelings, giving voice and claiming presence… but the Black ancestors of the UK have no equivalent body of song. The Sorrow Songs begins to address this.
This event will last approximately 2 hours, including an interval.
‘A ballad maker for our time’ ArtsDesk
‘Morrison’s courage in reconstructing folk repertoire is truly revolutionary’ New Internationalist
‘Abundant with meaning and feeling’ The Guardian
About Johnny Campbell:
Johnny Campbell emerged onto the UK folk scene writing self-penned material and delving deep into Northern English folk song and story.
The album From Hull & Halifax & Hell (2020) took him to The Faroe Islands where he recorded a live album on the island of Nolsoy.
‘A Modern-Day Billy Bragg’ Tradfolk