ABM are delighted to be working with extraordinary new duo, Owen Spafford and Louis Campbell whose progressive musical vision and mastery already mark them out as a stand-out pairing.
First meeting as members of the first cohort of the National Youth Folk Ensemble, the duo sees Owen (Cosmo Sheldrake) and Louis (Sam Sweeney) distilling their love of traditional and experimental music into powerful, intricate and intimate new sounds. Their shared musical ‘true north’ enables them to make two instruments (fiddle and guitar) seemingly sound as one. Experiencing the duo live is both profound and moving: their improvisation, humour and musicality making each live performance unique.
They release their critically acclaimed debut album You, Golden in November 2022, managing to orbit many different sound-worlds while staying within acoustic English folk music; seamlessly blending traditional tunes with their own material.
Touring mid-September 2023 and available for festival bookings.
“Rising stars of the folk scene” – Katie Derham, BBC Radio 3
“Beautiful, swirling, modern English folk music” – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2