GREG RUSSELL & CIARAN ALGAR – THE QUEEN’S LOVER
Artist: GREG RUSSELL & CIARAN ALGAR
****WINNERS OF THE 2012 BBC YOUNG FOLK AWARD**** *****WINNERS OF THE HORIZON AWARD IN THE BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2013***** “Greg Russell plays and sings with a maturity and emotion that belies his tender years. It is so rare to find new performers who have the confidence to play with this delicacy of touch and yet to sing in such a heartfelt way. He will, I think, go far”. These comments by BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe give a very accurate summary of 19 year old Greg. The power and conviction in his delivery is compelling and his teaming up with someone so formidably talented as 16 year old Ciaran bodes well for the future. They combine to provide an accomplished stage presence and come across as likeable performers which translated into the studio setting. Ciaran Algar is a member of the Young Folk Award semi finalist band Tri. Together they draw on a range of influences to create exciting music both with energy and also with delicate feeling when tackling, traditional material, songs by accomplished songwriters as well as their own songs and tunes.
Two Magicians; The Clumsy Lover Set; The Queen's Lover; The Hills Of The West; Love Is Life; The Dancing; Chasing Chinchillas; Ashokan Farewell To Trampas Woodbine; Hard Up; On Raglan Road; Greg's Set; Icarus; Davy; Green Fields Of Canada; The New Railroad.