MORRIGAN: Rousing four part harmony singers + Chapin-Wickwar

Date/Time Sun 26 Jun 2016 7:45 PM

Price Online - £10 + £1 booking fee; On The Door - £10


Morrigan are a four piece acapella folk group from South London. Their close harmony singing creates a stunning sound that has won much praise. Ros, Sarah, Chris and Chris have sung wassail for TwickFolk on the last two Christmases, and we’re bringing them back to sing and play a concert for warmer days. Although primarily an acapella grouop, they’ll be bringing their instruments along too.

In mythology, the Morrígan’s earliest written appearance is in the stories of the Ulster Cycle. She first appears to the hero Cuchulainn, who catches her attempting to steal one of his cows. The Morrígan is said to wash the bones of the dead in battle and appears as a black crow.

This Morrigan adopted the name when they first sang as a female trio. The current four piece group adding male voices was formed in 2010 having known each other and played together for over 20 years through mutual involvement in ceilidh bands, folk singing, morris dancing, theatre and music education.

The video above is from the Charlton House Wassail in December 2014. The video below is from the  Trafalgar Free House Session in June 2015:

Chapin-Wickwar are a duo from Cumbria. Sue and Lisa met in 2013 and have been singing together ever since. Their début album ‘If…‘   was nominated for the FolkWords 2015 Album Awards for ‘Best Album from a Duo’. Here’s the title track, recorded at Florence Mine Arts Centre last year: