John Ellis (Cinematic Orchestra) on piano and Ian Fletcher (Future Trad Collective) on guitar bring seasoned calibre and unexpected texture to the mix, whilst maintaining an intuitive balance with Sonya Moorhead’s honest and expressive vocals.
The Greyhounds debuted at Todmorden Folk Festival Commission (2016); their original setlist exploring Anne Briggs’ original and iconic recordings. Following in the wake of many folk disciples, The Greyhounds endevoured to honour the impact of this momentous catalogue, unpacking the qualities of Anne’s raw, unaccompanied recordings of traditional songs the she revived during her early career.
“Such artistry is a pleasure to see…it was just beautiful” ~(Esther Ferry-Kennington Todmorden Folk Festival Director.)
“…transfixed by the mix of modern keys, cello and Sonya’s voice which acts as both songstress and story teller…it was a really beautiful set”- ‘Even the Stars’ independent music reviewer at Head for the Hills, Ramsbottom Festival 2017.