Southwest music award finalists Devonbirds vibrant performance is a mix of original soul touching folk songs firmly rooted in Westcountry folklore and dialect, interspersed with lively traditional foot stomping jigs and reels to get you kicking up a dance. They can also provide a few Celidh dances if clients would like a variation. They love telling tales with plenty of stories about highwaymen, witches and magic , conjuring their rich tapestry of sound with an accomplished mix of vocals, fiddle, whistle, bouzouki and guitar playing. With their highly anticipated third album due for release in 2018 the trio have been gigging across the country to rave reviews delighting crowds at festivals and events. Devonbird are Kath Bird Vocals, whistle, Sophia Colkin Fiddle, Andy Clarke Guitar Bouzouki and stringed instruments
They are touring nationally and are a great addition at festivals , pub events and private functions. They can also perform acoustically . They have also had international airplay and two critically acclaimed albums
Gerrard Edwards - Bradnich Folk Club• Jan. 30, 2018
Their performance will be a mix of original, epic songs which rise up on amazing vocals to soar over the wonders and horrors of stories set in south west of England and interspersed with lively English and Irish traditional tunes. A very accomplished set of musicians “
Steve Bracknell Folk Club• April 21, 2017
Kath’s songs had so absorbed the character of traditional folk music that it was difficult to spot the joins”
Phil The Quill Music Critic• Feb. 21, 2017
This band is one to watch in 2017 – with highly acclaimed album and new single and a lively stage presence, be sure to see more of them in the future they are certainly making waves in the UK folk scene and beyond’
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
A lively Folk Trio playing mainly original folk songs with foot stomping jigs and reels to get you kicking up a dance
What are the highlights of your career?
Being Folk Award finalists for the Southwest Music Awards . Having Highly acclaimed reviews for our Albums . Playing the main stage at National festivals
What kind of events do you usually serve?
We play at various events including festivals , pub gigs , folk clubs, private parties , acoustic venues, pagan events
How long do you play for?
we can play anything up to 2 and 1/2 hours . We play haunting ballads and rousing original and traditional folk songs interspersed with traditional Irisha nd English jig reels and tunes.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
We have our own PA
How much space do you require?
We have played in very small spaces and also on larger stages across the country
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
in a 2 hour set we would take one 20 minute break
Original and traditional folk songs and ballads
Foot stomping jigs and reels
A combination to suit your event