London, UK – Folk Britannia continues with Daughters of Albion,
June Tabor, Norma Waterson, Eliza Carthy, Kathryn Williams, Sheila Chandra & Lou
Rhodes. Folk Britannia is a festival focusing on the rich and compelling history
of traditional music of the UK. The concert will be held February3, 2006 at 19:30
Daughters of Albion brings together some of England’s finest female folk artists and contemporary
Connected by a strong sense of place, a certain wit and singularity of voice,
these ’Daughters of Albion’ sing songs of experience, shot through with a
deliciously dark seam of melancholy.The evening features an imaginative set-list that puts ancient English folk
ballads alongside West Country trip-hop, 21st century R&B and songs from
beloved singer/songwriters, including Sandy Denny, Lal Waterson, Kirsty MacColl,
Anne Briggs, Vashti Bunyan and Kate Bush.
MD + arrangements by Kate St John
Produced by the Barbican in association with Free Will Productions and BBC Four
First commissioned by Cork 2005.