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Back in 1995, five of the finest folk, blues and soul singersof their generation found themselves at the Cambridge Festival. They decided to sing some songs together … magic happened and Daphne’s Flight took off. A widely acclaimed UK tour and a prestigious date at London’s Union Chapel soon followed. The project has been seen as marking a turning point in the role of women within the English folk movement
Now two decades after their impressive and much loved debut album, the remarkable ensemble:
CHRISTINE COLLISTER, MELANIE HARROLD, JULIE MATTHEWS, HELEN WATSON and CHRIS WHILE are gathering again – older, wiser and twice as powerful.
Their wonderful second album Knows Time, Knows Change will be released by Fledg’ling Records on Friday May 5th. The repertoire crosses a huge range of topics and genres, blending folk, blues, jazz and pop whilst also dipping into new and vibrant arrangements of classic songslike Elvis Costello’s ‘Shipbuilding’. All are woven together with striking harmonies and supported by a range of instrumentation and percussion.
“These five well-matched female artists have come up with an inspired offering.”
Sage Gateshead showcases a strong line-up of folk, roots and blues artists from both sides of the Atlantic.
Some of the biggest names in music visit the banks of the Tyne this May and June while we also have innovative talks and performances as part of Thinking Digital Arts 2017 & Hexham Gathering returns.