Leigh Folk Festival | You Are Wolf
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You Are Wolf

You Are Wolf


Much acclaimed at previous Leigh Folk Festival appearances, You Are Wolf (vocalist/composer Kerry Andrew with multi-instrumentalist Sam Hall and percussionist Peter Ashwell) presents folk songs and lore with unusual, electronica-tinged arrangements. Their new project, KELD, explores the theme of freshwater, with traditional and original songs about banshees and water sprites, vengeful rivers and wild swimming. As a soloist, Kerry’s debut album, ‘Hawk to the Hunting Gone’ (released May 2014, Stone Tape Recordings) explored British birds and folklore. Her first EP ‘Hunting Little Songs’ was released in 2011. Kerry’s debut novel, Swansong, based on a folk ballad, was published by Jonathan Cape in January, this year. She is a regular on Radio 3’s ‘The Verb’ and performed her debut short story with music on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Stories from Songwriters’ series. Kerry visited China for five weeks in 2016 as a British Council Musician in Residence, touring as You Are Wolf and creating new rock/traditional songs based on foxes in folklore. Elsewhere, as Kerry Andrew, she is a composer of experimental vocal music and choral music and the winner of four British Composer Awards. She has written for The Guardian and is an occasional presenter on BBC Radio 3. She is a performer with adventurous a cappella trio, juice and punky jazz crew DOLLYman. ‘English avant-folk at its finest’ – The Observer, ‘Imagine Björk working her magic on the English folk tradition’ – Uncut, ‘One of the most original albums of traditional folk songs that you’ll hear this year’ – fRoots

Where to find them

Fishermen’s Chapel (upstairs): Sun 24, Start: 17.20 – Finish: 18.00

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