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Phil Tyler

Apr 10th 2018 @ Horse Hospital Colonnade

London, United Kingdom
I Was There
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
7:30 PM
Horse Hospital Colonnade
London, United Kingdom
We are pleased to welcome Cath & Phil Tyler, launching their (soon to be released) album The Ox and the Ax (Thread Recordings, 2018)

Cath & Phil Tyler play Anglo-American folk music using guitar, banjo, voice and fiddle. Cath was a member of the band Cordelia's Dad in the 1990s when she lived in Massachusetts, USA. Phil, from Newcastle upon Tyne has played in various folk, rock and ceilidh bands for many years. Coming together musically through a shared love of traditional narrative song, full voiced sacred harp singing and sparse mountain banjo, they have performed on stages as diverse as the Royal Opera House in London and a dank tower in the old city walls of Newcastle. Taking a more minimal approach to their material than some, they have been described as 'one of the most compelling musical partnerships on the scene', their music being 'a highly concentrated and intimate musical experience that penetrates to the very rawest essence of folk tradition'.

presented by The Horse Hospital & The Old Dentist

"unpretentious interpretations of beautiful songs, sang with care and love by two people who collect and cherish the history and importance of folk song."
- Glenn Kimpton, Folk Radio on The Ox and the Ax

Dumb Supper is one of those rare modern folk albums that will find a home in both the longstanding 'traditional' music community and among those attracted to the form's more experimental and lo-fi possibilities.It's a weird looking-glass effect many folk fans will be familiar with: the straighter you play it, the stranger it getsShirley Collins always understood this and so do Cath & Phil Tyler.
- Frances Morgan, Plan B Magazine