07.11.17 Mary’s finest: Loreley (uk)
The award-winning duo of Maddy Glenn (vocals, percussion, whistles) and Simon James Chisholm (mandolin, guitar, dulcitar, concertina) have begun to make waves on the folk scene. Since releasing their debut EP “Two Blind Mice” in 2015, Loreley have created a successful blend of pairing traditional folk lyrics with newly composed music. With the aim of breathing new life into forgotten folk songs, Loreley have created an exciting and dramatic live performance that changes and evolves with every show to continue drawing in an engaged audience.
The pair have performed actively across England, Europe, and New Zealand; from Oxford Folk Weekend, to The Goose is Out Folk Club, to BBC Radio; on lineups with the likes of Philip Henry & Hannah Martin, The Furrow Collective, and Martin Carthy. In 2016, Loreley toured with critically-acclaimed songwriter Reg Meuross, before beginning work on a new album “The Frozen North”, launched at London’s “The Green Note” on 27th March 2017, that is certain to cement them as one of the best upcoming acts on the folk scene.
“Relentless at times, but always energising and surprisingly innovative… well worth checking out.” – FATEA Magazine
“The most dramatic performance I’ve ever seen at a folk club.” – Loughton Folk Club