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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Fernhill present contemporary Welsh folk at The Met

Featuring Julie Murphy, one of the greatest voices in British folk music today, Welsh band Fernhill come to The Met on Thursday 27 June at 8pm.


Describing their contemporary sound as “music from the edge of an island” Fernhill have shared their lyrical and intensely beautiful folk with audiences all over the world, making them re-assess any expectations about what a Welsh-based band should sound like.


“It’s folk music but not as we know it; Julie’s vocals are haunting and incredibly soothing, with tales of sadness and beauty in her voice” – Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1


Central to the band’s sound is the remarkable voice of Julie Murphy, whose fans include music legends Robert Plant and Danny Thompson. In Fernhill she is joined by Ceri Rhys Matthews on lyrical guitar, Tim Harries on double bass, Christine Cooper on fiddle and Tomos Williams on trumpet. The band released their fifth album Canu Rhydd in 2011 to critical acclaim.


“It doesn’t get any better, a superb and magical album” – Folk Radio UK


Tickets for the event are £10 or £8 for concessions. For further information or to book tickets go online at www.themet.biz or phone 0161 761 2216.