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Edgelarks

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Edgelarks began their musical journey together living in a small caravan in the hills near Exmouth, Devon, UK. Phil had returned, Chatturangui in tow, from studying slide guitar in India with the master musician Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. Hannah had grown up playing fiddle at traditional folk sessions. The pair met when they were both recruited to alt-roots outfit The Roots Union, travelling from festival to festival, tent to tent, wandering the highways, byways, and old forgotten pathways of these islands. When the band folded, Phil and Hannah formed a duo. They followed in the footsteps of the ancient troubadour tradition, picking up tunes, songs and stories along the way. Spotted busking on the seafront at Sidmouth Folk Festival by champion of independent music Steve Knightley, they soon found themselves touring nationally, supporting the likes of Show of Hands and Seth Lakeman, and eventually winning the prestigious Best Duo award at the 2014 BBC Folk Awards.

Extensive international touring followed, from Japan to South Africa, Canada to Australia. Collaborations saw them team up with Peter Knight (exSteeleye Span) and John Spiers (ex Bellowhead) to form the Gigspanner Big Band; and join Show of Hands as part of their Wake the Union band for a very special show at the Royal Albert Hall. As part of the all star lineup for folk-disco project The Band Of Love, they performed to a crowd of 50,000 and broadcast around the world alongside Kylie Minogue and the Manic Street Preachers, for BBC Radio 2's Hyde Park Festival in a Day.

From recording their first album, Singing the Bones, at home in their living room in the dead of night, they have gone on to produce five more records, each time refining the process and honing their production skills - Mynd, Live in Calstock, Watershed (which garnered them a second nomination for Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards in 2016) Edgelarks (which heralded the adoption of the Edgelarks band name, and another folk award nomination), and Feather.


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