Once in a while a group of young musicians get together that make you stop, look and listen…Said The Maiden is one such gathering. The great news for folk fans, live music lovers and aspiring musicians is that this multi award-winning Hertfordshire based folk trio is about to release its second studio album, and embark on a 22 date UK tour with Darwen Library Theatre in their sights.
Said The Maiden was awarded Bristol Folk Festival’s prestigious Isambard Folk Award in 2015, and in the same year were voted ‘Best Act’ by the audience at the Great British Folk Festival’s Introducing Stage, returning in 2016 for an appearance on the festival’s main stage.
2017 has seen further recognition for Said The Maiden including winning the 2017 Folking Awards ‘Rising Star’ prize, and an NMG Award nomination for best Acoustic, Country & Folk act.
The eagerly anticipated second studio album from Said The Maiden, ‘Here’s A Health’ is a showcase of the trio’s ever-developing yet distinctive and unique sound, featuring their trademark soaring acapella harmonies and fresh new arrangements of traditional songs. However this new release also displays a more diverse collection of material from the trio including a few covers of more modern folk songs, as well as original compositions inspired by their love of the folk tradition. Expect intricate three-part harmonies both acapella and interweaved with beautiful simplistic instrumentation.
Where there is a good story to be told, Said The Maiden will seek it out and tell it through their music. ‘Here’s A Health’ is a stunning collection of such stories: tales of love and loss, myths and legends of the land and sea, and of the unforgettable characters who feature throughout the captivating and fantastical stories that folklore has to offer.
VENUE: Darwen Library Theatre, Knott St, Darwen, Lancashire BB3 3BU
DATE: Friday 24th November 2017
TICKET PRICES: £10 in advance
Tickets are available
By Phone: 0844 847 1664
In Person: From Darwen Library, Knott Street, Darwen or Darwen Leisure Centre, The Green, Darwen or King George’s Hall Box Office, Northgate, Blackburn.