BBC award winning duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin will shortly be going out on tour with their fourth album, the title of which is also the new collective name of their act. Now known as Edgelarks, the pair will be touring the UK this autumn with a date schedules for Stroud’s Painswick centre on November 10.
The pair began their musical journey together living in a small caravan in the hills near Exmouth, Devon. Phil had just returned, chaturangui in tow, from studying slide guitar in India with the master musician Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. Phil and Hannah then met playing in alt-roots outfit The Roots Union. Following in the footsteps of the ancient troubadour tradition, the pair toured several folk festivals before touring nationally, supporting the likes of Show of Hands and Seth Lakeman, and eventually winning the prestigious Best Duo award at the 2014 BBC Folk Awards.
From recording their first album, Singing the Bones, at home in their living room in the dead of night, they have gone on to produce three more records, each time refining the process and honing their production skills – Mynd, Live in Calstock, and Watershed (which garnered them a second nomination for Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards in 2016.).
Edgelarks is both their new band name and their fourth studio album. Recorded in May 2017 at Cube Studios in Cornwall it features songs burnished by tradition while taking contemporary paths.
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