Nationally acclaimed folk trio The Wilderness Yet have established a growing reputation for their detailed arrangements and flawless close–knit harmony singing.
The trio combines the clear, charismatic vocals of former BBC Young Folk Award finalist Rosie Hodgson with the fine, sensitive fiddling of Rowan Piggott and the deft guitar and flute playing of Philippe Barnes. Independently, they have earned audiences’ esteem as consummate musicians; together, they weave an eclectic tapestry of traditional and original songs and tunes, from a cappella three–part harmonies to luscious instrumental
The band’s eponymous debut album was released in 2020 to critical acclaim, and was closely followed by John O Dreams, an EP of commissioned covers. Their latest studio album, What Holds The World Together, was released in July 2022, with airplay on BBC Radio 2, 3 and 6 and an entry in the Official Folk Albums Chart Top 40.
Lockdown saw the trio record Turn The Year Round, a seasonal album featuring winter songs, wassails, and secular rewrites of classic carols. The album has quickly become a favourite, with the band playing live on BBC Radio 3 on Christmas Day. Now, it’s time for their first festive tour, so come and help them deck the halls as they continue the age–old tradition of singing together at the turn of the year.
“Beautiful musicianship & singing” – Ruth Smith, RTÉ Radio 1
“Simply exquisite” – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music
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