I took a trip down to Arklow for the much awaited and anticipated, RíSessions Semi Finals where I met with Woodlark from Wicklow. This genre of music wouldn’t normally be on the top of my list, but after listening to their upcoming 6 track EP ”Cross my Heart (and hope to die)”, Woodlark have certainly changed my point of view.
I have taken the following from Woodlarks Press Release. It includes some links to hear more of their music, which I highly recommend.
Playing together for just over a year, “Wood~Lark”, comprising Kate Gisbourne and Michael Jordan have a 20 song original set.Recent performances include support gigs for Leslie Dowdall, Hazel O Connor and Sarah McQuaid, The Grand Folk Club at The Grand Social and East Coast FM.Their material is contemporary folk and their sound is reminiscent of the territory carved out by Gillian Welch, Civil Wars, Alison Krauss and Fairport Convention.Kate Gisbourne is a singer/songwriter and actress. Her latest film, “All Her Children Fought” was selected for the Tokyo and Belfast film festivals.Michael Jordan trained as a sound engineer, has played in rock bands and produces his own dance music.