Victor Herrero guitar
Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh viola
Rosa Gerhards vocals, bass
Alex Neilson drums
Tickets: £15, £17.50
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American folk singer-songwriter Josephine Foster performs a new set of original compositions, including songs from her new album Faithful Fairy Harmony.
Joined by a band including guitarist Victor Herrero and drummer Alex Neilson (Trembling Bells), Josephine accompanies herself on guitar, piano, organ, harp and autoharp, borrowing from spirituals, classical and experimental music on a collection of deeply personal songs. And then there’s her voice – an arresting and undulating soprano, operatic and otherworldly.
Since emerging as part of the New Weird America scene in the early 2000s, Josephine’s music has always defied easy categorisation. Over the past decade, she’s taken in German Lieder, Spanish folk songs, and interpretations of poetry by Lorca and Emily Dickinson.
Support comes from Saloli, the solo project of Portland’s Mary Sutton, who creates emotive deep-listening pieces for analog synthesizer.