Crossfire - Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow
The Cambridge Folk Festival is an excellent place not only to see your favourite artists and bands but also to discover new music and see excellent musicians who have been on our LCM recommended 'must see' wishlist. Our next LCM featured duo Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow are a great example and it was fantastic to see them live at 'The Den' on Sunday evening. One of the highlights from their set was our LCM #TrackOfTheDay the wonderful 'Crossfire' taken from their debut album 'The Fox', which was released last year.
Kit & Aaron are a Bristol based duo playing acoustic, folk and roots music. Best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from the band 'Sheelanagig', they draw on their many influences to created unique arrangements of traditional music, as well as their own compositions. The live show is a musical journey through Europe, America and beyond; combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship.
Their debut album 'The Fox' has been received with critical acclaim. It explores the relationship between fiddle, guitar and voice, using the fertile ground of the traditional music of the British Isles as its starting point. The product of decades of musical experience, the track listing combines self penned tunes and folk tales, all intricately arranged and heartfelt.
"Fleet fingered and ingeniously arranged. .....deserve to be thought of as up there with the best of them" (Songlines)
"such dexterity, energy and passion.....mightily impressive" - (R2 Magazine)
“The pair demonstrate an eclectic approach that lifts them head and shoulders above the rest” (Acoustic Magazine)
“Never a dull moment, with imagination firing throughout and an abundance of creative energy” (Living Tradition)