Following the release of their hypnotic self-titled album in 2017, Appalachian Folk duo House and Land (Sarah Louise / Sally Anne Morgan) have now announced a run of European dates for this July (with 11 UK dates). The tour includes a performance at Fanø Free Folk Festival, a 3-day celebration of outsider music in the intimate surrounds of the Danish island of Fanø (read Laura Cannell’s live review of the festival in 2015).
It’s been a busy year so far for Sarah Louise. Releasing her debut Thrill Jockey album Deeper Woods back in May – a record that blends her deep knowledge of Appalachian folk tradition with shades of psychedelia and experimentalism, Sarah will also perform solo sets at both Fanø Free Folk Festival and the London date of the tour.
“…beautiful and beguiling; a hugely listenable spiritual abstract journey through deep and ancient landscapes, where there is always much to find and delight.” Glenn Kimpton on Deeper Woods. Full review here.
Utterly transfixing to watch live, House and Land perform their music in its purest form – without amplifiers, using just two sets of hands and voices to craft intricate compositions. With a minimalist approach, their songs consider the space between notes as much as the notes themselves. The material on their debut is drawn from traditional southern hymns and Appalachian ballads that originated in England and elsewhere hundreds of years ago, arranged by two artists with an extensive knowledge of the form and filtered through their own feminist perspectives.
House and Land EU tour dates
Jul. 4 – Totnes, UK – Barrel House
Jul. 5 – Bristol, UK – St. Michael’s Parish Hall
Jul. 6 – Derby, UK – Dubrek Studios
Jul. 7 – Milton Keynes, UK – MK Gallery
Jul. 8 – Folkestone, UK – Lime Bar
Jul. 11 – Sheffield, UK – Regather
Jul. 12 – Todmorden, UK – Golden Lion
Jul. 13 – Newcastle, UK – Cumberland Arms
Jul. 14 – Edinburgh, UK – Waverley Bar
Jul. 16 – Glasgow, UK – Glad Cafe
Jul. 18 – London, UK – Cafe Oto*
Jul. 21-22 – Fano, DK – Fanø Free Folk Fest*
*duo set and Sarah Louise solo set
Photo Credit: Judy Henson