Root & Branch play the traditional music of Britain, Ireland and the Appalachian mountains. The band consists of five musicians from both sides of the Atlantic, with diverse influences and backgrounds that create a distinctive and energetic sound.
Equipped with fiddles, cello, mandolin, tenor banjo, bouzouki and voices, the band’s repertoire includes fresh interpretations of jigs, reels, old time fiddle tunes, ballads and songs. From intimate house shows to festival stages, Root & Branch have engaged and thrilled audiences across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and North America.
A new, eight-track album to be released in autumn 2018. Listen to some tracks here.
"A tremendous, high-octane set replete with fantastic presence and rich, stylish textures. Sometimes a touch rough-house, but much the better for that." (fRoots, November 2015 print edition)
"If an EP is an appetizer for an album then this one should have you slavering with anticipation like a a starving mutt outside a butcher's window." (Danny Farragher, Folkall)
"Its approach switches effortlessly through energetic jigs and polkas, Appalachian old-time and Highland reels. Although there’s energy here this is more than foot-stamping music, there’s also an English anti-war song and a finely delivered American love song... As ever, my measure of an EP is does it leave you wanting more? The verdict? Absolutely, and let’s hope an album soon sees the light of day." (FolkWords)