Featuring Barry Coope of Coope Boyes and Simpson, Jo Freya of Blowzabella/Moirai, four-time BBC folk award nominee Jim Causley, and Fi Fraser of The Old Fashioned/Polka Works – Narthen is a quartet of superb vocal harmonies and multi-instrumentalism.
The material of the group features “songs that will touch your heart, engage your intellect and wow your ears. Expect pith, pathos and polyphony”. Narthen is a new name for a new venture; familiar yet shiny and new which means you get that great mix of comforting familiarity and constant surprises. Expect a lot of fun and laughs in this live concert, as well as heart-warming harmony and singalong choruses.
“Full of surprises. I didn’t know they did that… well they do!” Froots
It’s a brilliant demonstration of the ensemble’s multi-faceted musical personality, whereupon they move effortlessly and appropriately between modes, juxtaposing pathos and heartbreak with seriously uplifting humour and historically informed commentary a memorable and life-affirming set.” FolkRadio UK