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Our debut album Far From The Tree is but a number of days from launch, this coming Friday 23rd September, and how proud we are. Then to coincide with this rite of passage, we will be embarking upon a nationwide tour of England and Scotland, from Cornwall to the Highlands with over 20 dates.
Far From The Tree brings together our folk ramblings from the last two years, all the gigs, sessions and journeys. The album is ours, truly belongs to all three of us and all the friends we’ve made along the winding road. We entered the studio late last year with the master producer and musician Gerry Diver (acclaimed for his work with Lisa Knapp, Sam Lee, Tom Robinson). His inventiveness and grasp of folk music provided the catalyst to our creation, moulding the shape and whittling away the bumps.
Through all the blood, sweat and tears, here it is at last. Far From The Tree simply would not have happened were it not for the belief and generosity of our friends. There’s ten tracks of painstakingly crafted original tunes, reimagined folk songs, a couple of nods to our largest influences, and a clutch of lyrics from some of the greatest wordsmiths we know. Stephen Muldoon and W. B. Yeats we salute you.
Then the audible became physical, we made a CD. Our album cover features a beautiful sycamore seed sculpture crafted by Cornish artist Billy Wynter, and photographed in the depths of London by TEYR. Shot using a legendary Hasselblad camera on roll film, we ushered the image into life in the darkroom via a performance of its own. Sebastian Henderson then provided the controlled explosion of colour which adorns the CD itself, and man of measure Dan Biddulph assembled the elegant design.
So here it is. You can pre-order a copy now from our website (https://teyr.co.uk/p/listen.html) or wait till next week to download or order directly from a number of outlets:
We can wait to share it with you all!
28th September 2016 @ The Old Queen’s Head
Elsewhere on the tour we have teamed up with some of our favourite musicians from across these lands, including troubadours Jimmy & Sid, mind-bending improvisers Sink and the impeccable tones of Niamh Boadle. Check out the full list:
FAR FROM THE TREE – UK TOUR
23/09 Stroud Folk Fest Ale House
24/09 Shipston-on-Stour The Norman Knight
27/09 Southampton Art House
28/09 London Old Queen’s Head*
29/09 Penzance The Acorn**
30/09 Totnes Acoustic Haven***
01/10 Bath St James Wine Vaults
02/10 Purbeck Square & Compass
02/10 Brighton Latest Music Barº
06/10 Bristol The Fringeºº
07/10 Priston Village Hallººº
16/10 Norwich Bicycle Shop
19/10 Miserden Carpenters Arms
20/10 Abingdon The Abbey
21/10 Matlock The Fishpond^
24/10 Edinburgh House Concert^^
25/10 Glasgow Hug & Pint
26/10 Aberdeen Blue Lamp
27/10 Inverness Hootananny
28/10 Skye Hotel Eilean Iarmain
31/10 Hawick String Theory
01/11 Newcastle Cumberland Arms^^^
03/11 Essex Loughton Folk Club
*** The Odd Folk
^^^ Niamh Boadle
We hope the summer glow is holding wherever you may be. Hopefully see you on the next part of journey.
J, D & T x