Lady Misery - the Feminist Twist in the Tale
In an English folk scene currently bursting with bold and innovative folk music, vocal trio Lady Maisery shine brightly. With their unique approach to harmony singing, intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice.
The trio, supported by Harri Endersby and husband Rich, will perform for the first time in New Mills at the stunning St Georges Church in a one-off candle lit performance on Saturday 18th November. Tickets for the gig are priced at £12 early bird, £10 concessions and are available online at www.newmillsfestival.co.uk or in person from Priscilla’s Hallmark , Market Street, New Mills. Any remaining tickets, of which we anticipate very few, will be available at £15 full price on the door.
Whether unearthing a feminist twist hidden in a traditional tale, delivering a poignant anti-war ballad, or showcasing their immense multi-instrumental talents in original compositions that draw on a myriad of musical influences, Lady Maisery are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of song. Over the last five years, the trio have toured widely, performing sell-out shows across the UK and Europe.
Since the release of their debut album in 2011, ‘Weave and Spin’ (named Album of the Week by the Independent newspaper), Lady Maisery have attracted substantial attention, including being nominated for the Horizon Award at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and regularly appearing live on national radio.
From acoustic to electronic, Harri Endersby blurs the lines of the folk genre, drawing inspiration from both contemporary and traditional music, as well as the rugged landscape of County Durham, the place that she calls home. Her debut album Homes/Lives, released in February 2017, has impressed critics around the country and she has had tracks played on BBC 6 Music, Radio Scotland, and Radio Wales.