Pear O'Legs Records Presents: AILSA + Sophie Crawford
This is our last show at The Harrison for 2018, it’s gone too fast, but we’re ending it with a bang. Don’t miss this show.
Intricate melodies that weave over brooding basslines, Ailsa is creating an ethereal world that is rooted in folk with darker undertones. Inspired by choral music, folk and indie her sound is haunting, tender and powerful. Her lyrics are both honest and poetic, often exploring feminism and her experiences of being female in her writing. As a classical cellist Ailsa has an unusual approach to song writing and arranging; originally she performed using the cello to accompany her voice but has recently turned to the electric bass to explore a different tone. Ailsa has an all-female band which bring her song writing to life, from modal harmonies and driving rhythms to tender emotive melody lines.
Ailsa has been featured on BBC radio Wales many times, toured Italy, performed at festivals and venues throughout the country, including Greenman and Ronnie Scotts.
‘I can’t tell you how excited I got when I heard this… inexplicable transcendental excellence’ – Adam Walton (BBC Introducing Wales)
Sophie Crawford is a folk musician from Stoke Newington. She plays a combination of traditional folk music and her own songs on dulcimer, accordion and ukulele. Her first album ‘Silver Pin’ produced by the composer Oliver Coates was released in October 2018. She runs the Harrison Singaround, the poetry and music night Patterned Ground and the theatre company Glimmer Theatre.