Leigh Folk Festival | Oliver Cherer
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Oliver Cherer


A welcome return to the Leigh Folk Festival for Oliver Cherer who recently stepped out from his Dollboy moniker to present a new set of sweet and tender recordings, ‘Sir Ollife Leigh & Other Ghosts.’ Retaining an attractive blend of organic instrumentation, unsettling electronic soundscapes and tender, intimate harmonies that have become his trademark over the years, he has produced an album of beautiful, pastoral reminisces and uneasy nostalgia on the subject of loss. As Cherer explains: “I used instruments I was less familiar with and tried to use them in unconventional ways. I was after the sound of an English indigenous music. It comes from being slightly obsessed with Russell Hoban’s ‘Riddley Walker’ so it’s meant to sound like a kind of pagan folk music from a modern dark age.” The results of this active imagination and songwriting excellence has produced consistent, compelling English psych folk of the highest standard that perhaps sits somewhere between Robert Wyatt, North Sea Radio Orchestra and Alexander Tucker.

Where to find them

Fishermen’s Chapel: Sun 25, Start: 18:05 – Finish: 18:40

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