Classically trained, Twelfth Day bring outstanding technical ability as well as an adventurous mix of folk, jazz and classical influences to their compositions and arrangements.
They blend the folklore and inspirations of their respective Scottish Highland and Lowland upbringings.
Singing with two distinctly different voices, playing the fiddle and the pedal harp they build layer upon layer of a complex and ever-evolving sound, rich with rhythm, harmony and texture.
“Twelfth Day create an acoustic, genre-blending style that is both edgy and inventive.” – The Guardian
Plus support from Wife of Cain
From conspicuously simple means, long-time friends Patrick Tansley and Chris Watkins produce beautifully crafted arrangements packed with unpredictable energy.
Juxtaposing fragments from American and English folk, hymnal and country with their own diverse and literate compositions, they construct an intimate and surprising cultural journey across history, by turns poignant, funny and vigorous.