Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin 'Edgelarks'

Published 30th October, 2017 in Concert or Performance
  • Location

    Gang Gang Street Corner of Lurline Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780, Australia

  • Date

    17th January 2018

  • Time

    All Day

Edgelarks fly in on the tailwind of BBC award winning duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin. The new band name comes with a new project, taking the roots of their previous work – British traditional musics, Indian classical slide guitar, stomping roots beatbox harmonica party; adds a strong stem of original writing; and runs wilder with each gig. The new album, also called Edgelarks, concerns the liminal: borders, crossroads, travellers, refugees, twilight, dawn. In large part written during their travels in Australia in 2016, the album takes inspiration from new horizons, new stories, spacious landscapes. A key song, Signposts, was directly written as a celebration of their time in Tasmania; a travellers anthem imbued with a touch of homesickness, but alight with the excitement of adventure, and the special connections music can make with others, even when you are a world away from home. Edgelarks takes the idea that thresholds, despite often being places of marginalisation, are also places of change – and therefore places of hope. That in the end, people have far more in common than things that divide them, because people are all liminal – all just passing through.

Published 30th October, 2017 in Concert or Performance