Join us to launch our new album, Feather, with a party at beautiful West Town Farm, near Exeter.
In April 2018, Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin) retreated to a remote cottage in Ulpha, western Cumbria. They breathed in the mountain view, banked up the fire, and took their instruments out of their cases. Then they sat down, and wrote. Tired of the navel-gazing tendencies of sad song writing, and the terrible events frequently depicted in the folk ballad tradition, they decided to turn their attention to an oft overlooked but vital facet of our lives: hope.
Swiftly, a set of songs and tunes emerged. Stories of wonder from the natural world; tales of rejoicing and long lost returns; and simple thanksgiving for their own surroundings and place in the landscape. Informed by world rhythms, British folk roots, and the duo's penchant for making as much noise as possible with only two people, the album is an upbeat celebration, an incitement to hope.
We are absolutely delighted to announce some very special guests for this celebratory evening.
Opening the night will be the wonderful Tobias Ben Jacob. He is a Devon based singer songwriter and fingerstyle guitar player, one half of duo 'Jacob & Drinkwater' He has been called 'stand out new folk' by R2 Magazine , BBC Introducing in Devon have hailed him 'One of our best artists.' He will be joined for part of his set by Polly Meyrick (vocals, clarinet, piano). Tobias and Polly are forming a new band playing unique arrangements of traditional music and this is their first ever gig together!
Our friends at Exmouth brewery Crossed Anchors have agreed to bring along some very special guest ales for the evening as well, so prepare to enjoy some of the finest beverages Devon has to offer.
The farm will be cooking up a storm on the BBQ as well! Come to enjoy drinks and food from 7, with music starting at 8.
Please note, although there is seating at West Town Farm, if you would like to guarantee a seat do bring a camping chair. As it's a rural venue, we'd recommend sturdy footwear and warm clothing. There is plenty of parking.