The Foxglove Trio is Ffion Mair - lead vocals, bodrhan, whistle; Cathy Mason - cello, guitar, vocals; and Patrick Dean - melodeon, cello, vocals. The genesis of this group came in 2011, and in the years following, they have played numerous folk clubs, venues and festivals. Distant Havens is their brand new, and second album, produced by Dylan Fowler. The trio previously released an EP called Like Diamond Glance and a debut album These Gathered Branches (both of those projects were produced by Mark Hutchinson).
The bulk of the new album focuses on The Foxglove Trio's signature sound: melodeon, cello and voice. In this combination the band can deliver everything from lyrical, heart-rending Welsh love songs like Ym Mhontypridd to jaunty, fig-infused Yorkshire ballads such as The Sheffield Apprentice.
5 Hitchin Folk Club (support) Hertfordshire
16 Maidenhead Folk Club Berkshire
24 Oxford Club Oxfordshire
1 St Albans Maltings Hertfordshire
Whilst the band were at UWC Atlantic College, they gave a workshop to the students in the Bradenstoke Hall:
Two members of the band, Ffion and Catherine both started playing music together when they met at UWC Atlantic College, they played in a seven piece band called Gwerin!
Start of December Break at 1700
Coaches leave the College to London Heathrow Airport at 2200 and at 0800 on Saturday 8 Dec