Back in 1995, five of the finest folk, blues and soul singers of their generation found themselves at the Cambridge Festival. They decided to sing some songs together ... magic happened and Daphne's Flight took off. A widely acclaimed UK tour and a prestigious date at London’s Union Chapel soon followed. The project has been seen as marking a turning point in the role of women within the English folk movement
Now two decades after their impressive and much loved debut album, the remarkable ensemble:
CHRISTINE COLLISTER, MELANIE HARROLD, JULIE MATTHEWS, HELEN WATSON and CHRIS WHILE are gathering again – older, wiser and twice as powerful.
Their wonderful second album Knows Time, Knows Change will be released by Fledg’ling Records on Friday May 5th. The repertoire crosses a huge range of topics and genres, blending folk, blues, jazz and pop whilst also dipping into new and vibrant arrangements of classic songs like Elvis Costello’s ‘Shipbuilding’. All are woven together with striking harmonies and supported by a range of instrumentation and percussion.
The music of Daphne’s Flight is a unique and magical blend of their five individual styles, completely captivating now as it was then – with the same magical blend of simplicity and sensitivity as on their debut recording, but now with a powerful new layer of weight and gravitas.
With as much energy and enthusiasm as they ever had, Daphne’s are truly excited to be reuniting again and hope you will join them in the next leg of the flight for what promises to be a memorable year. Chocks away!