TEYR & Niamh Boadle @ Cumberland Arms
The Cumberland Arms | November 1st 2016
TEYR - Debut Album Launch Tour
'FAR FROM THE TREE'
Plus Niamh Boadle
An evening of the finest folk music live at the The Cumberland Arms.
Folk trio TEYR (‘3’ in the Cornish language) evolved out of the London session scene, combining their multiple instruments and voices in every innovative way they can muster. Heavily influenced by the great Irish, Scottish, English and Cornish musicians who've come before, they’ve honed their craft and thrived on weaving diverse threads together.
Described by Folk Radio UK as “high-energy brilliance”, James Gavin (guitar, fiddle), Dominic Henderson (uilleann pipes, whistles) and Tommie Black-Roff (accordion) are three of London’s finest new breed of folk musician. After touring the UK & Ireland in 2015 and 2016 including appearances at Cambridge, Cecil Sharp House and numerous festivals, they look set to establish their name and their unique musical mix on the world in the year to come.
Featuring ten tracks of blistering originals and reworked ballads, Far From The Tree is a distillation of two years of playing, writing and wrangling. This highly anticipated debut album was recorded with the assistance of acclaimed producer Gerry Diver (Lisa Knapp, Sam Lee, Tom Robinson) and displays the full breadth of the trio’s innovative and distinctive sound.
“High-energy brilliance.” Folk Radio UK
“Musicians of this dexterity, quality and charisma make post-trad ensemble TEYR one of the most playfuland artful groups around.” Sam Lee, The Nest Collective
"The future of folk music is safe in the hands of young musicians like this.” Na-mara
"These chaps play like ancient souls in young, charismatic bodies. TEYR take something old and keep it compellingly new. Not to be missed.” Outline Magazine
“High octane folk drawing deeply from their combined heritage - three consummate musicians playing with verve, mystery, magic and a healthy dose of disrespect for pointy headed purism - one of London's finest trad groups in many a year.” Gerry Diver, The Speech Project
Niamh is one of the new generation of performers who’ve been immersed in tradition from an early age (in her case not only that of English folk music but those of Irish song, music and dance too. A multi- instrumentalist and singer who delivers music across a diverse range of material, from traditional folk to her own self-penned compositions, in a variety of styles, while still maintaining a continuity to her sound.
“She creates an intriguing mix of traditional and modern music with an artistic maturity beyond her years.” folking.com
“A great talent and a fabulous singer” Mike Harding