12 August 2008
Mercury Month: Rachel Unthank and the Winterset/ Portico Quartet
Who: Rachel: A group of folk musicians from Yorkshire. Portico: A London jazz quartet
What: Rachel: "The Bairns" a collection of traditional folk songs as well as their own new arrangements. Portico: "Knee Deep In The North", their collection of jazz songs which makes good use of a Swiss instrument known as the hang.
else's faces when its revealed that a mainstream band/artist has been beaten by relative unknowns. If only we could vote and there wasn't just a panel of biased music reps... Ah well, we can dream....