Burd Ellen, Lizabett Russo & Georgia Seddon / The Wee Red Bar / 25.04.2020
Burd Ellen is the solo project of Debbie Armour (Alasdair Roberts, Green Ribbons, Alex Rex) featuring Gayle Brogan (Pefkin, Barretts Dottled Beauty). The group uses traditional song to explore and evoke dark landscapes and deep stories. Innovative instrumentation, drone and sound-wash support detailed vocal work to create a unique sonic atmosphere.
"the idea of Burd Ellen is to discover new ways to explore the British folk tradition and this record certainly accomplishes that ... haunting" - The Wire Magazine
"...this is a record that rapidly establishes its credentials as the work of a significant artist" - fRoots Magazine
"the sonic equivalent of Ingmar Bergman's immaculate Winter Light" -Concrete Islands
Transylvanian-born, Scotland-based singer-songwriter Lizabett Russo merges her native traditions with elements of contemporary jazz, avant garde folk and world music, a range of influence effortlessly spanned by her powerfully versatile voice.
In 2013, Lizabett self-released her EP entitled The Travellers Song, which found favour with online publications from across Europe, the US and Canada. Her stock across Europe is high, having played shows in Amsterdam, Zurich, Barcelona, Paris and Bucharest while her presence in UK led to supporting acclaimed musicians such as Rachel Sermanni, Rozi Plain, Tim Edey and Trembling Bells and playing at some prestigious festivals such as the Cambridge Folk Festival and Celtic Connections.
"This is simply world-class work, by any standard" Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6
"Wonderfully haunting" Late Night Junction, BBC Radio 3
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