We are an unaccompanied harmony group with material from the folk tradition and thereabouts who have gained a reputation for tight and inventive harmony singing.
Our repertoire includes arrangements of songs from some of the best of today’s songwriters including Richard Thompson, Pete Morton, Maggie Holland as well as a good helping of traditional material.
Regulars at many clubs and festivals, we released "Out of the Darkness" in 1997 to enthusiastic reviews.
In 1999 we recorded several songs for the transportation section of the "Galleries of Justice" museum in Nottingham.
Our second album
"Nothing Spoken" came out in 2003 - the title was taken from a featured
Pete Morton song.
The third album,
Faithful Heart came out in June 2008 - a
full track list is here.
We think that it
is our best work to date and it's had favourable reviews. Baz Parkes in
English Dance & Song said "On the Doorstep is an object lesson in
how a recording of unaccompanied singing should sound... the harmonies
are stunning." Pete James on
103fm said it was "a wonderful choice of songs.. all superbly sung and
recorded", while Dave Sutherland writing in the Tigerfolk newsletter
said "another collection of high quality, well thought out close
harmonies.. guaranteed to encourage the listener to seek out the next
Photos by Andy Basford: www.ursamajor.co.uk