The Foxglove Trio

The Foxglove Trio

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A group of talented multi-instrumentalists who perform mostly traditional songs from around the British Isles in English and Welsh making a name for themselves for their beautiful harmonies, creative new arrangements and engaging live performances.

Biography

Our music is drawn from the traditional songs and tunes of the British Isles as well as from contemporary artists such as Karine Polwart, Julie Matthews and Anne Esslemont.

Members of the band originally come from Yorkshire and Wales and we therefore sing a number of traditional songs in Welsh arranged in new and interesting ways. We enjoy discovering less well-known folk songs and bringing them back to life through our own interpretations and arrangements.

We are a trio but play many instruments between us which means that we can experiment with a wide range of tones and textures during a set.

We have been playing together since November 2010 and have since developed a solid fan base through doing many gigs in UK folk clubs and festivals.

Links to videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUUZSyBkg94
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7063zFY_jc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5oPp6TvKRA&NR=1&feature=endscreen

Discography

Like Diamond Glances, 5 track EP released 1 March 2013 - http://thefoxglovetrio.bandcamp.com/album/like-diamond-glances-3.

Tracks from the EP have been played on the following radio stations:

We've been played on several radio shows and we're very grateful to all of the DJs for taking the time to listen to our tracks. We've been on Terry Ferdinand's Folk Show on Bishop FM, A6 Folk and Blues Road with Bill Mitton on ALLFM, The Wood and The Wire with Keith Peverley & Pat Thornby on AHBS Community Radio and HR, The Late Run with Bill Mitton on Wythenshawe FM, Bob's Folk Show on Radio Wey.

You can listen again to the Wood and The Wire show featuring Betsy Bell & Mary Grey on Mixcloud - http://www.mixcloud.com/woodandthewire/the-wood-the-wire-88-20th-march-2013/?utm_source=redirect&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=cloudcast

Set List

Mr and Mrs
Blow High
Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn
Newry Town
Daughter of Megan
Stars and Bells
Thorn Upon The Rose
Cariad Cyntaf
Si Hei Lwli
3 Huntsmen
Castle of Dromore
Betsy Bell & Mary Grey
The Unquiet Grave
The Dreadful Death of Marianna for Sorcery
The Sign of the Bonny Blue Bell
Farewell to Fuinary
Lliw Gwyn
The Jolly Pinder
Dusk the Day
The Owlesbury Lads