The Harrison, Kings Cross
Saturday 9th April
Doors 7:30pm, Live Music 8:15pm
Advance tickets £10
Mac & Saul isn’t the name of a new pasta dish, it is in fact a glorious combination of melodeon and hammered dulcimer. They met while in the ground breaking Kings of Calicutt with Eliza Carthy who have the dubious honour of being one of the bands responsible for the term Brit-Folk entering the Folk lexicon in the late 90s.
A short lived but intense episode that led on to a duo and eventually their acclaimed first album Sand & Soil released in 2009. The album was nominated for a few minor awards and a track ended up on the 2010 BBC Folk Awards album due to Saul’s nomination for musician of the year.
Saul continues to be a ubiquitous force on the folk scene but both Mac and Saul have been up to all sorts over the years, from Saul’s role of Songman in the West End hit War Horse to Mac’s performances of The Lord of The Rings soundtrack with The London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, both have been pushing into new areas.
10 years on from Sand & Soil and in its anniversary year they’ve got the bug again and are picking up where they left off with a new album planned, all very hush hush. They will be touring again with their amusingly irreverent banter and of course their trade mark immaculate but gutsy playing style.
With a new sense of purpose and lots of new musical directions to explore they can’t wait to get out into the folk clubs and festivals and show you what Mac & Saul 2.0 sounds like.