The Wilderness Yet

This new trio combines the acclaimed talents of folksinger Rosie Hodgson, traditional
fiddler Rowan Piggott, and guitarist-flautist Philippe Barnes.

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 debut 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 featured heavily on Rise Aurora, himself a fine singer with a “deep
understanding and feel for tradition” (FolkWords) and he is known for his fiddle- playing
with Georgia Lewis and The Songhive Project, which he founded to raise awareness of the
plight of the bees. 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 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.

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