Lau - Folk Songs
Cat. no: LAUFSDDX1
Release Date: 26th February 2021
About Folk Songs Lau say: ‘Folk Songs’ is our new EP. We’ve gone way back to the music that made us. A collection of (mostly) ancient songs
that are dear to us.
For 15 years now we’ve been writing new music in the language and spirit of traditional song and dance. Our instinct has always been to keep pushing forward, keep testing what elements can be woven around the old idioms to make them new and keep them true. This is our first real foray into the traditional canon proper, and what drives us is the same as ever.
Why the old songs now? Because 2020. Old stories feel important. Like all performers everywhere, we’ve been forced off the road, and now felt the moment to reflect and reground. We’ve inhabited rather than written these five songs, and their emotional fire has swept us away.
Tracks: The Banks Of Red Roses / Polly On The Shore / The Cruel Brother / Ca’ The Ewes / The Witch Of The Westmorelands