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May 12th 2018 @ Holywell Rooms

Oxford, United Kingdom
I Was There
Saturday, May 12th, 2018
7:00 PM
Holywell Rooms
Oxford, United Kingdom
Holywell Music and Folk was born out of a desire and passion to bring live music to the heart of Oxford. Kadia are a fast rising acoustic trio from Dorset. They perform a galvanizing mix of traditional and cutting edge original folk songs. Combining cello, fingerstyle guitar, and mandolin with stunning three part harmony, they create rich and uplifting music interspersed with history and storytelling. Their live performances have built them a fearsome reputation, and are often described as sublime and unforgettable.
The band have recently released an EP of five traditional songs titled The Outlandish Collection after an older variant of the Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight which features on this release. This EP may well be traditional, but the arrangements are incredibly refreshing and unmistakably delivered with the usual Kadia twist. These songs have a long, rich history and some have existed in different guises under various names.
Kadia's debut album 'East of Alexandria' made The Telegraph list of top folk albums of the year, where it was positively received as a record 'full of unexpected surprises'. It was also nominated for the Fatea Magazine Debut Album of the Year award, alongside Stick in the Wheel and The Changing Room. The album has received positive reviews from publications including Shire Folk and Fatea Magazine, who wrote that this was 'an album of promises fulfilled'.