Rosie Hodgson & Rowan Piggott: Two Three up-and-coming traditional musicians

Date/Time Sun 17 Mar 2019 7:45 PM

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Rosie & Rowan contacted us at the start of March and asked if they could give you a preview of their new trio – The Wilderness Yet. Naturally, we agreed!

According to Rowan: ” We’ve recently started gigging with guitarist-flautist Philippe Barnes as and would love to bring him along. Just think of it as three for two!”

Rosie Hodgson is a traditional English folk singer from West Sussex. With a voice that brings “a ruby-richness to lyrics new and old” (Folk Radio UK), it’s no surprise that Rosie has been a finalist for the BBC Young Folk Award. After a successful EP and the eponymous album from Crossharbour, she recorded her début album Rise Aurora to critical acclaim, producing what fRoots called “audible magic”. Rosie’s own songs are heavily influenced by the English tradition and her love of literature and the environment.

Rowan Piggott grew up in the foothills of the Burren on the west coast of Ireland, Rowan is a fine singer with a “deep understanding and feel for tradition” (FolkWords) and is known for his fiddle playing with Georgia Lewis Band (who played TwickFolk in 2016) and also his Songhive Project. The winner of the ‘Future of Young Folk Award’ at Bromyard Folk Festival, he recently featured on the cover of The Living Tradition after releasing his solo album Mountscribe.

Philippe Barnes is well-known on the folk scene as a virtuosic flautist, but is an equally magnificent guitarist! Since completing an MA in Irish Music Performance at University of Limerick, Philippe has toured with the David Munnelly Band, All Jigged Out, Dizraeli and the Small Gods and Crossharbour (alongside Rosie!).
​As a session musician he appears regularly on film/TV soundtracks and has recently recorded an EP with pianist Tom Phelan.

Here’s what the trio sound like:

And another from Roise and Rowan: