Support from Paddi Benson & Grace Lemon
The Harrison, Bloomsbury
Monday 29th June
Doors 7:30pm, Live Music 8:15pm
Advance tickets £10
Burd Ellen is a new solo project from Debbie Armour (Alasdair Roberts, Green Ribbons, Alex Rex) featuring Gayle Brogan (Pefkin, Electroscope). The group uses traditional song to explore and evoke dark landscapes and deep stories. Innovative instrumentation, drone and sound-wash support detailed vocal work to create a unique sonic atmosphere.
Collaborating with artists such as Luke Sutherland (Mogwai, Rev Magnetic) and Jayne Dent (MeLostMe), the group are carving out a sonically adventurous niche, but one that is informed by a deep love and respect for traditional song.
”the idea of Burd Ellen is to discover new ways to explore the British folk tradition and this record certainly accomplishes that … haunting” – The Wire Magazine
Paddi Benson and Grace Lemon are two highly acclaimed Uilleann Pipers who met in London’s thriving folk music scene. The pair joined forces in 2017 to write new music and challenge the boundaries of piping using experimental electronics.
Musical capabilities aside, Paddi and Grace are distinct in their ability to traverse creative worlds; they are storytellers, composers, visual artists and historians. They write new material drawn from stories unearthed from historical archives while carrying resonance in today’s world.