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Burd Ellen + Nick Jonah Davis

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An evening of skilfully woven musical narrative - taking inspiration from the traditional to create the innovative and the mesmeric.

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Burd Ellen is a project featuring Debbie Armour (Alasdair Roberts, Green Ribbons) and Gayle Brogan (Pefkin, Electroscope). The group uses traditional song to explore and evoke dark landscapes and deep stories. Innovative instrumentation, drone and sound-wash to support detailed vocal work to create a unique sonic atmosphere.

They self-released their debut album Silver came in Feb 2019. A record exploring women's narratives in British folk song, silver came investigates ideas of persistence, defiance, devotion and transformation.

Their second album, Says The Never Beyond, is a collection of carols and wintersong that occupy the liminal space between sacred and secular, connecting to the deep seasonal traditions of Britain and Ireland. They have continued their long-term collaboration with Jer Reid (Sumshapes, Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra), bringing him out from behind the studio desk to play guitar on most of the tracks. The album also features contributions from Scottish Album of the Year Award nominee Rachel Newton (The Shee, The Furrow Collective) and Luke Sutherland’s (Long Fin Killie, Mogwai) current project Rev Magnetic. The record was critically very well received, finding it's spot in the top 10 of 2020 for many publications including The Guardian and Folk Radio UK.

Burd Ellen are carving out a sonically adventurous niche, but one that is informed by a deep love and respect for traditional song.

"dripping with strangeness and unease" - 5*, The Guardian (Top 10 Folk Albums 2020)​

"a thrilling and utterly hypnotic ride" - Folk Radio UK (Top 10 Albums of 2020)

"the idea of Burd Ellen is to discover new ways to explore the British folk tradition and this record certainly accomplishes that ... haunting" - The Wire Magazine

"a kind of front-room, palm-sized form of Penederecki, Branca, or early Swans" - Rock and Roll Globe (Best Artists of 2020

https://www.burdellen.com/

burdellen.bandcamp.com

Guardian Review: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/dec/04/burd-ellen-says-the-never-beyond-review-debbie-armour-gayle-brogan


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Nick Jonah Davis is a guitarist, composer and sound engineer based in rural Derbyshire.

He has released four albums of original solo instrumental guitar works, drawing primarily on British and American folk traditions, on labels including Tompkins Square and Thread Recordings. Tours in the UK, Europe and USA have included festival performances at the New York Guitar Festival, Sin Eater and Supersonic.

Visionary stuff' - Bruce Russell, Wire Magazine

'(Davis) invites the listener into a world bounded by the resonance of his tunings and the vividness of his evolving melodies' - Bill Meyer, Dusted

‘Nick is one of the best slide players around.’ - Folkradio UK

"Nick Jonah Davis is one of the select band of living solo acoustic guitar players whose music is not only virtuosic, but genuinely exciting" - fRoots Magazine

'Beautiful, sensitive, and nuanced solo guitar from the UK. Great composition and originality intertwined with traditional English and American Primitive guitar stylings.' - Grasstops Recordings

‘He adopts a glorious, deeply resonant sound, and spins out his finger-picked melodies into what become beautiful filigreed narrative pieces.’ - The Liminal

'When the Sun Came' out now on Thread Recordings. Buy/listen here: http://smarturl.it/thr007

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