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Friday, June 20, 2008

Horses Brawl - Echoes from the past

Horses Brawl have been causing quite a stir with their innovative take on folk and early music. Formed in 2003, the Norfolk based experimental duo have performed widely throughout England including Tate Britain, Oxford Folk Festival and The Spitz and as well as having been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Resonance FM and internationally.
Their debut self-titled album released in late 2005 received highly acclaimed
reviews in Songlines, Tradition and The Recorder Magazine, and their performances have been editors picks in The Guardian Guide and The Independent. It was also in the fROOTs Top Ten album list and has had thousands of iTunes downloads all over the world.
With roots firmly in traditional English folk and early music from Europe, they experiment with their instruments to produce contemporary arrangements on guitar, bowed guitar, double barrelled
recorders, crumhorn and fiddle. Horses Brawl are making their mark by being one of the only early music groups who perform in both concert and gig settings from Queen Elizabeth Hall suppporting the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment to the Norwich Pop Underground Convention.
Their virtuosity and originality draws in even the most unsuspecting audience
members, they have been hailed by BBC Radio 3 as “a group to keep an eye on... it’s great stuff”. Verity Sharp, Late Junction
Performed with vivacity and verve, they re-work and re-compose traditional
and ancient music including everything from the tune to a 14th century Italian hopping dance and the mournful lament of a de-frocked monk to the Norfolk fiddle tune ‘Shave the Donkey’.
In late 2007 Horses Brawl released their second album ‘Dindirin’ and following
a live concert broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Early Music Show, the duo continue to tour with it throughout the UK in 2008.

Horses Brawl are:

Laura Cannell Recorders, fiddle and crumhorns
Adrian Lever Guitar and bowed guitar
Philip Thorby Viol and recorder

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Horses Brawl - Bath Festival, May '08Misdelight
In Aeternum
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LOCATION / VENUEBath Festival Fry Club DATE05–08


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is different. Worth giving a listen. Although, this is probably not to everyone's taste, even people who like folk or rootsy music. But it fits a certain mood.

5:16 AM  
Blogger zazafromjohor said...

Thank you for your comments... i am glad some ppl download to discover new music.

9:09 AM  

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