In Twelfth Day’s new album Cracks in the Room, produced by legendary English
folk musician Chris Wood and mixed in the USA by Oz Fritz (Tom Waits), a
new personal exposure, of fierceness and strength, is evident. It’s their most honest,
raw and exciting work yet.
In the wordless communication that passes between Orcadian fiddler Catriona
Price and Peebles harpist Esther Swift as they perform, the strength of their
decade-long musical partnership, friendship and shared humour is evident.
It’s this depth of connection, and tangible desire to have fun, that gives
Twelfth Day its extra edge.
This is not so much a duo, but a two person quartet. Their two distinctly
different voices, the fiddle, and the pedal harp, build layer upon layer of a
complex and ever-evolving sound, rich with rhythm, harmony and texture.
Twelfth Day are happy to be hard to define. Classically trained, they bring
outstanding technical ability as well as an adventurous mix of folk, jazz and
classical influences to their compositions and arrangements - blended with the
folklore and inspirations of their respective Scottish Highland and Lowland
“a boldly brilliant record, suffused with dark humour and wildly inventive musicianship” ★★★★★ fRoots
"genre‐blending style that is both edgy and inventive. . A bold, intriguing set." ★★★★ The Guardian
“challenging, virtuosic music that is far more than the sum of its parts” ★★★★ The Skinny
“one of the most rewarding listening experiences to be placed before an audience this year.” Folk Radio UK
Great Green (live) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7s_Mnh0Wqo
Face to Face (live) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWr7--IG02E
Official video for Cracks - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y01UJ-Thr0U
Support from Shem Mason