The Farriers hail from Northern Ireland. Their music is influenced by a rich blend of Irish traditional folk / American roots. The result is upbeat and soulful songs which are full of spirit and tunes that endear you to sing along. The inclusion of viola, played by Kate Squires was a great move that adds a beautiful and subtle depth to their music…overall, they reminded me very much of the Waterboys. The Coastlines EP has that magical quality that made Fisherman’s Blues such a great album. Shift that 20 plus years on, add some great handclapping and footstompin and you have the Farriers. This was a well thought out EP with a good range of upbeat and mellow songs that will have you reaching for the whiskey, in a good way…go check them out!
The Farriers are: Rachel Coulter, who sings songs and plays guitar, as does Stephen Macartney. Aaron Jackson provides the bass, all beats belong to Jonny Tate, and Kate Squires weaves the whole basket together with her downright gorgeous viola.
This lovely session was made by the good folk at Bandwidth Films.
Download the EP from iTunes: Coastlines – EP – Farriers