George Sansome and Sophie Crawford are the duo who created Queer Folk – an organisation that researches queer music and champions LGBTQIA+ musicians. Using the material they have found in the archives, they now perform queer folk music as a duo! They’ve carried out residencies with Sage Gateshead, the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and Britten Pears Arts and received support from the Alan Surtees Trust.
George’s solo album was one of Songlines magazine’s “Essential 10 Folk Albums of 2020” and he also plays with BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominees Granny’s Attic. Sophie’s 2018 album Silver Pin was Mainly Norfolk’s 2018 album of the year. Together, they’re spreading queer folk music far and wide!
About Sophie Crawford
Sophie Crawford is a folk musician and performer from London. She recorded her debut album Silver Pin in 2018 with Oliver Coates and her second album People I Have Known in 2020. She played on the Grammy nominated album Amelie the Musical in 2020 and toured with the show from 2019-2020. As an actor musician, she was the first woman to play the Songwoman in War Horse on the West End and has toured internationally with Translunar Paradise with Ad Infinitum. She runs the Harrison Folk Singaround and the poetry and music night and podcast Patterned Ground.
About George Sansome
George Sansome is a traditional folk singer and guitarist based in Leeds. His debut solo album was released in 2020 and was listed as one of Songlines magazine’s “Essential 10 Folk Albums of 2020”. George has been a member of BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominated trio, Granny’s Attic, since 2009, with whom he has released 4 albums and toured across the UK and Europe. In 2020, he was invited by Janis Ian to record a song for her Better Times project.