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Devonbird

Member sinceJanuary 27, 2014
Websitehttp://www.devonbird.co.uk
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LocationDevon based
MembersKath Bird, Sophia Colkin, Rob Wheaton
InfluencesPentangle, show of hands, Cara Dillion, Kate Rusby
Artist Biography:
Devonbird consists of Kath Bird - Singer Songwriter and whistle player, supported by Sophia "squeak" Colkin on Violin
Devonbird have bought an exciting new sound to the Devon folk scene (and beyond) in recent months. Devonbird - Kath Bird (Singer Songwriter), supported by Sophia Colkin (aka Squeak) on violin and Rob Wheaton on guitar, show their wide and versatile range and their passion for folk music, both original and traditional. The trio combine foot stomping jigs and reels with haunting ballads and songs, often having their origins in old Devonshire folklore and dialect.

The band has been described as having a clarity and purity of sound, vocally and instrumentally, which is both profoundly soul touching and magical.

Devonbird have been touring local folk clubs, are being seen at folk festivals and have appeared on national and local radio.

For their first studio recorded album, "Hangman's Daughter", they teamed up with well known folk producer Mark Tucker. The album is a mixture of hard hitting original songs such as The Brae, combined with such haunting folk songs as My Purty Jane, sung in the Devonshire Dialect.

 
More by Devonbird:

Glengarry
Old Ways

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