‘Another example of how strong British folk music is at the moment.’ The Telegraph.
Most recently, Ninebarrow’s second album, ‘Releasing the Leaves’, was released to wide-spread critical acclaim. Recorded and produced in the duo’s own studio and mastered by Mark Tucker (whose other credits include Show of Hands and Fairport Convention) the album received a raft of stellar reviews including five stars in both Maverick Magazine and the English Dance and Song Magazine produced by the EFDSS. Receiving airplay on national and regional radio stations across the UK, including the multiple plays on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, it was described by Suzi Klein on BBC Radio 3 as demonstrating the duo’s harmonies ‘to perfection’. It was also awarded four stars by The Telegraph and listed in the paper’s Top Folk Albums of 2016 as well as featuring in several other ‘Best Albums of 2016’ awards lists.
‘Exquisite harmonies: apt, appealing and pitch-perfect.’ R2 Magazine
Following the critical acclamation that the duo have received, they’ve been in high demand and have been receiving bookings at a plethora of folk clubs, music venues and festivals across the country. As well as headlining in their own right, Ninebarrow have also supported some of the folk greats, including Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman, Show of Hands and Fisherman’s Friends. They were selected by Cambridge Folk Festival as one of five ‘showcase’ artists in 2016 and were described by the festival as being a group destined for ‘great things in the future’.