Jim Moray is one of the most consistently inventive musicians working in traditional folk music today. After five ground-breaking and award-winning albums he is hailed as a pivotal influence by a new generation of folk musicians.
Jim is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the release of his revolutionary debut, Sweet England. Sweet England dominated that year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, gained the unique distinction of airplay on BBC Radio 1, 2, 3, 4, 5live and 6music, and soundtracked TV shows and adverts, shaping the sound of folk music in the following decade. This January, Jim won Best Traditional Track at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Lord Douglas from his latest album, Skulk.
Bridie Jackson and The Arbour's music is simultaneously beautiful, ethereal, dark and powerful, sitting "somewhere between the lushness of Norah Jones and the quirkiness of Joanna Newsom". With influences as diverse as gospel, Baroque and flamenco, the Newcastle-based quartet are frequently proclaimed to be completely unique. Enchanting, spellbinding, electrifying and magical, theirs is a live experience to be treasured.
Part of Homegrown, The Met's festival of English folk music.