The Furrow Collective

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Thu 24 Mar, 20:00

Door time: 19:30



featuring Alasdair Roberts, Emily Portman, Lucy Farrell & Rachel Newton

Nominated 'Best Group' & 'Best Traditional Track', BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015

Described by MOJO as 'a mouthwatering collaboration', Alasdair Roberts, Emily Portman, Lucy Farrell and Rachel Newton are four fine soloists sharing a mutual love of traditional songs, from both sides of the English and Scottish borders, with playful, boundary-defying musicianship. Since their critically acclaimed debut At Our Next Meeting, The Furrow Collective has been in demand as a touring band, gigging throughout Europe and performing BBC live sessions.
Each band member takes it turns to lead a song, moving with ease from jaunty stories of ailing horses, to poignant laments and sparsely adorned supernatural ballads. Strikingly unaffected vocals are accompanied by harp, guitar, viola, concertina, piano, banjo, fiddles and musical saw. 

Ticket information

Tickets £14, £11.20 concessions


  • A mouth-watering collaboration ****

  • A bravely sparse and compelling new take on traditional songs... A quietly classy young folk band

    The Guardian
  • The Furrow Collective have an air of immeasurable antiquity, while at the same time making the songs vibrantly new

    BBC Radio 2

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: 0118 937 3456 (administration) or 0118 960 6060 (Box Office)

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