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Frost Bites

The duo’s first winter-themed album, released in 2009 and the recipient of a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination the same year, Frost Bites contains both obscure and more familiar carols from England and the Continent. ‘Strangely compelling’, (Q Magazine) it’s at times dark and powerful tone is underpinned by contributions from Bellowhead’s Brendan Kelly and Pete Flood.

‘A Dickensian Feast that will warm the cockles’ – Songlines

‘Their material is impressively varied, from an 18th-century Appalachian version of Cherry Tree Carol (in which Jesus is born on January 5, following the Julian calendar) to a courtly dance piece from France, and carols from across Britain. The duo are famed for their on-stage humour, but here it’s the quality of their playing that stands out.’ – The Guardian

Track Listing:

Cherry Tree Carol / Yuleogy
King Herod And The Cock / Parson’s Farewell
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
Masquerade Royal / As Joseph Was A-Walking
Lonesome Scenes Of Winter
Gerald Road Mazurkas / Sans Day Carol
One Cold Morning In December
Hampshire Mummers’ Song