Join acclaimed English folk duo Emily and Hazel Askew as they take you on a journey through the shapeshifting streets of London. Through their sweeping arrangements on fiddle, melodeon, concertina and cello, the sisters will be exploring representations of this metropolis in traditional music, from the romanticised vision of a city gleaming in the distance, to the people that frequent its shadows and edges. Ancient dark ballads and scandalous broadside songs will sit alongside dance tunes from old collections that once would have echoed through the dancehalls and ballrooms of the capital. The evening will also include material from The Askew Sisters’s critically acclaimed 2019 album ‘Enclosure’.
‘Beautiful, uncanny and subtly political songs’ Guardian
‘Gifted multi-instrumentalists, singers and writers’ Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
‘This mixture of the homegrown and the exotic, the old and the new, is revealing. It helps to explain just why the Askew Sisters are one of the most refreshing and exciting acts in folk music, and why Enclosure is set to be one of the albums of the year’ Folk Radio UK
‘Expansive, pristine and strikingly modern, whilst remaining true to the tradition’ EDS