Green Note, Camden
Monday 17th July
Doors 7:00pm, Live Music 8:30pm
Tickets £10 Advance, £13 on the night
Folk fusion duo Twisted Willow, Anna (Violin, Guitar, Voice) and Auriel (Harp) met in 2019 at the scenic Snape Maltings in Suffolk. Whilst studying at the junior programme, Aldeburgh Young Musicians, the pair discovered their joint love of music from the British Isles. Combining this love of folk with more contemporary sounds, the duo have created a captivating tapestry of styles – with elements of jazz, film and classical music. Whilst the duo enjoy arranging traditional tunes alongside well-known pieces, their favourite way to collaborate is through composing original material. This really showcases the artistic synergy between the two, blending their inspirations into unique and captivating narratives.
Outside of their home rehearsals in sunny Suffolk, on stage, much like the branches of a twisted willow tree, they work to intertwine the heritage of folk with their own artistic vision. As well as symbolising the cross pollination of genres featured in their music, the tree is a perfect metaphor for their growth together as musicians.
Sophie Crawford is a folk musician from London. She co-founded Queer Folk which highlights and promotes LGBTQIA+ history and performers in traditional music. Her songs on dulcimer, ukulele and accordion reflect her work with Queer Folk engaging with music sourced from the archives.
Her 2018 album ‘Silver Pin’ was Mainly Norfolk’s album of the year. Her new album is out later this year! Through her work as a musician in theatre she has toured internationally, on the West End and at the Globe. She hosts the monthly radio show ‘Queer Folk’ for Voices Radio and founded the Harrison Singaround!