|Sunday 20 August 2017 @ 02:00pm : -
Folk trio TEYR evolved out of London’s thriving session scene, combining bothy ballads, focsle shanties, folk tunes and Irish poetry. Their unique blend of voices and instruments draws links between the many sounds of the Celtic and British isles. Featuring close vocal harmonies, fiddle, uilleann pipes, guitar, low whistle and accordion, and influenced by the great folk musicians who've come before, TEYR (‘3’ in the Cornish language) have honed their craft and thrive on weaving their diverse threads together.
Their acclaimed debut release Far From The Tree is a distillation of two years of playing, writing and wrangling. Recorded with the assistance of celebrated producer Gerry Diver (Lisa Knapp, Sam Lee, Tom Robinson), the “Excellent debut album” (The Independent) blends originals and reworked ballads, displaying the full breadth of the trio’s innovative and distinctive sound.
Described by Folk Radio UK as “High-energy brilliance”, James Gavin, Dominic Henderson and Tommie Black-Roff are three of London’s finest new breed of folk musician. After extensive touring in England, Scotland and Ireland, they look set to establish their name and unique musical mix on the world in the year to come.
"Hugely impressive." ~ fROOTS
"There are countless bands following a similar path of British acoustic music, but now and again one stands out - TEYR is such a band." ~ Oz Hardwick, RnR Magazine
"With a debut like this, UK folk music is in good hands." ~ Maverick
"Deeply thoughtful and crafted. A dazzling range of skill." ~ Living Tradition
"Far from the tree it may be, but it is juicy fruit. The playing is exemplary, [they] mesh and merge beautifully. ~ Songlines
"Boundless energy, imagination and instrumental expertise. ~ Folk radio UK
"If you only see one thing today, see TEYR." ~ The Independent
"Musicians of this dexterity, quality and charisma make post-trad ensemble TEYR one of the most playful and artful groups around." ~ Sam Lee
"High octane folk drawing deeply from their combined heritage - three consummate musicians playing with verve, mystery, magic and a healthy dose of disrespect for pointy headed purism - one of London's finest trad groups in many a year." ~ Gerry Diver
"A sparkling and iridescent display of accomplished musicianship. Among the best that folk has to offer." ~ Tim Carroll, Folkwords
"Far From The Tree is an album with a colourful, rich soundscape, where the faultless internal balance of the musicianship is expertly conveyed." ~ Fatea Magazine
"Ten works of sculptural beauty that demand our attention." ~ Northern Sky Magazine
"Top notch music of one of the greatest bands that has come out of the English scene in recent times." ~ Michael Moll, Folkworld
"They blow the audience away with their own songs and tunes." ~ Jez Hellard