Everyone loves a movie night. Settle down with us in Kennedy Hall at Cecil Sharp House on Tuesday 4 November for a screening of the brand new ethnographic documentary City Folk, a film examining the English Country Dance movement. Particular focus is placed on Pinewoods Camp and the wider impact of the dances on the United States.
One of the most exciting things about the folk scene is the idea of community that permeates at every level, from its central role in the life cycle of folksongs to the manner and context in which they are performed. As such, it is always exciting when a new ensemble comes along, with every musician providing their own unique sound and style.
Ahead of Miranda and Rex’s visit to Cecil Sharp House on 10 September, we had a chat with them about their enchanting live performances, approach to creating an album and plans for the future.
A quick-fire interview with one half of the formidable folk duo Hannah James & Sam Sweeney.