Profound and eloquent, epic and haunting, wild, dramatic and occasionally unhinged.
Adam Summerhayes’s ‘intoxicating – virtuoso fiddle playing’ (The Times) entwines with Murray Grainger’s subtly woven tapestries of sound and rises above his rampant and intoxicated accordion bellowings in an unpredictable and powerful new look at old tunes.
Traditional rebellion at its best.
NEW RELEASE – February 2020
“Gorgeous stuff” Georgia Mann BBC Radio 3
“Two virtuoso musicians playing some of the most startling and original music you will ever encounter. Compelling, exciting and utterly original” Phil Beer (Show of Hands)
‘I became utterly bewitched by the beauty of what Summerhayes and Grainger had created. It could justifiably be described as a folk symphony, possessing cyclical completeness yet creating a form that is, at once, both elemental and pastoral.’ – David Auckland FATEA Magazine
RULES FOR RECORDING AN ALBUM
1. Prepare – work out the repertoire and arrangements before entering the studio
2. Rehearse – ensure that you know the material thoroughly
3. Allow plenty of time – record each track a number of times
This album follows none of these rules
~ No preparations were made
~ No rehearsals took place
~ No track was played more than once
A stream of consciousness born from the folk tradition
An epic soundtrack without a film
A fok symphony
A story without words