Saturday 27 April 2019, 7.30pm

The Furrow Collective (Rachel Newton / Lucy Farrell / Emily Portman / Alasdair Roberts)

The Furrow Collective is an English/Scottish band consisting of four talented and individually prominent performers: Lucy Farrell (viola, voice & saw), Rachel Newton (harp, fiddle, voice), Emily Portman (banjo, concertina, voice) and Alasdair Roberts (guitars, voice). The group formed in 2013, drawn together by a shared love of traditional song and balladry of the England, Scotland and beyond and an open, intuitive approach to collaboration. In recognition of their innovative approach, The Furrow Collective were awarded the accolade of 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 'Best Group' hot on the heels of the release in late 2016 of their second album, Wild Hog (also on Hudson Records).

The Furrow Collective tours extensively throughout the UK as well as in mainland Europe, delighting audiences with their uniquely beguiling approach to traditional song. November 2018 sees the band touring England and Wales to launch the new album.

“A bravely sparse and compelling new take on traditional songs... A quietly classy young folk band” – Guardian

“The Furrow Collective have an air of immeasurable antiquity, while at the same time making the songs vibrantly new.” – R2

“One of the finest collaborative albums of the past few years.” – Folk Radio UK