The Water Rats, Kings Cross
Sunday 17th March
Doors 7:30pm, Live Music 8:00pm
Tickets £15 Advance, £18 on the night
Deep-rooted in a lifetime love of traditional music, The Wilderness Yet continue to grow with the seasons as they explore the many branches of song from the British Isles. With their “simply exquisite” three-part harmonies (BBC R6 Music), and their “satisfyingly rich instrumentals” (The Living Tradition), they have gained a cult following since their debut album was released to critical acclaim in 2020. Their latest studio album, What Holds The World Together, was played on BBC Radio 2, 3 and 6, as well as entering the Official Folk Albums Chart.
Singer Rosie Hodgson and fiddler Rowan Piggott are joined by guitarist Ben Filmer-Sankey in this new line-up for 2024. Together, they entwine traditional material with their own “precisely observed, poetic, nature-centric songwriting” (Tykes’ Stirrings), drawing heavily on the connection between people and the environment. Expect to be swept away by a Wild Northeaster one moment, only to be charmed again by The Beauties of Autumn.
“A timeless and heady mix of traditions… from three musicians at the top of their game.” – Folk Radio UK
“This trio has it all… bright new music & fresh interpretations of old songs.” – Irish Music Magazine