Twelfth Day

Date:Mon 26 Apr 2021
Time:8pm
Venue:J2
Price:£17 adv

Why limit yourself to a label? 

That’s the mantra of Twelfth Day, the duo that has been challenging its broad spectrum of listeners with its genre-bending music for almost a decade.  

Though Catriona Price’s violin and Esther Swift’s pedal harp remain the front and centre of their sound, and the mastery of their instruments is evident, Twelfth Day draws from a more expansive palette than the number of instruments might suggest, leaving a lasting impact on the listener.  

Catriona and Esther challenge each other to challenge us. It can be heard in the way that they push their vocals far beyond the boundaries of what may be anticipated from two young women with high voices. It can be heard in the way the violin and harp surprise each other to drive the track somewhere new. It can be heard in the lyrics that invite us to reassess, reimagine, reinterpret. 

Though Twelfth Day wear their rich and varied experience with pride – their folk roots, their classical training – they are more than a simple product, an exponent, of their practice. It is their inherent curiosity, their need to understand through experimentation, that compels them to reach for new ways and means.  

It results in music that combines their technical proficiency and deep knowledge of their instruments with their desire to make soulful, meaningful and intuitive music thatyou would expect from musicians that have grown up learning music by ear, passing, trading and improvising with musicians from other genres, other cultures. 

 

“a boldly brilliant record, suffused with dark humour and wildly inventive musicianship”
★★★★★ fRoots

"genre-blending style that is both edgy and inventive. . . A bold, intriguing set."
★★★★ The Guardian

“challenging, virtuosic music that is far more than the sum of its parts”
★★★★ The Skinny

“one of the most rewarding listening experiences to be placed before an audience this year.”
Folk Radio UK

“they’re absolutely being themselves. . .The album is so varied. It takes you by surprise. . .Every track is something different.”
Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3 Record Review

“Lovely new record. . .quirky and unusual“
Stuart Maconie, BBC 6 Music

Box office open 1 house before event start time.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

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