London-based alt-folk troupe Patch & The Giant are in full festival-season mode as they prepare for a string of tour dates that kick-off this Friday 29th July at Cambridge Folk Festival. For this lovely little session, and our Song of the Day, they headed down to London’s Ecclestone Square to record a cover of Bob Dylan’s Oh, Sister, a song that featured on his Desire album featuring the harmony singing of Emmylou Harris. Here Patch and the Giant make great use of Angie Rance on violin and Gabriel Merryfield on violin to create a warmth that’s matched by their lovely harmonies and which permeates through much of their music.
They are the ideal festival band in my books so make sure you catch them. See dates below.
29th July – Cambridge Folk Festival, CAMBRIDGE
3rd August – The Harrison, LONDON
13th August – Boomtown Fair, HAMPSHIRE
9th September – Lyme Folk Weekend, DORSET
24th September – The Allendheads Inn, NORTHUMBERLAND
25th September – New Mills Festival, DERBYSHIRE