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“Entirely fearless five-some... a tremendous, high-octane set replete with fantastic presence and rich, stylish textures...” - fRoots
“Their EP ... 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” – FolkWords
Root and Branch brings together young(ish) folk musicians steeped like teabags in the traditional music of Scotland, England, Ireland, and North America. Born out of a 2013 project to take ceilidh music to Turkey, Iraq and Georgia, they have since honed their repertoire in the pubs and clubs of Yorkshire and London, and subsequent tours to Hungary, Croatia, Spain and France.
With musical backgrounds ranging from punk to baroque, the band’s five multi-instrumentalists combine a host of influences with sensitive arrangements to create a unique sound that is fresh and contemporary whilst unmistakably traditional.