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The Willows

Fronted by the distinctively tender vocals of Jade Rhiannon the band adds Katriona Gilmore (Gilmore & Roberts, The Albion Band) on fiddle to their line-up along with Ben Savage (Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage) on guitar/dobro, Evan Carson (Sam Kelly, Seth Lakeman) on drums/bodhran and Cliff Ward on banjo/guitar.

The band shot to prominence when their debut album Beneath Our Humble Soil was championed by legendary BBC DJs Mike Harding and Bob Harris, who subsequently invited them in for a BBC Radio 2 live session. Considerable national acclaim followed including 4.5 stars in Maverick and a Spiral Earth Award nomination for Best Debut. Their follow up ‘Amidst Fiery Skies’ (produced by Sean Lakeman) received a 5-Star review in the Telegraph and a spot in their albums of the year.

With numerous festival appearances from Cambridge to Glastonbury they grew a reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting live acts. Stylistically the band continues to take in influences from folk, americana and rock traditions and meld them through their own engaging song writing.

Dates appearing

Sunday 11 August

7:00pm at The Pavilion

The Willows are Jade Rhiannon – vocals, shruti box, Ben Savage – guitar, dobro,vocals  - Hannah Sanders, Cliff Ward – banjo,guitar, fiddle, vocals, Evan Carson – bodhran, percussion and Katriona Gilmore– violin, mandolin, vocals ."The Willows have developed a winning combination, just as comfortable with a gutsy rendition of their own murder ballad as they are with a foot-stompin’ alt-country protest song." Folk Radio

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