Alan Bearman Music

The Furrow Collective

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Fri 26 Apr, 20:00


Rachel Newton, Lucy Farrell, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts

‘Best Group’ – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017
Nominated ‘Best Traditional Track’ BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016.
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. Hot on the heels of two BBC Folk Award nominations, they released their album ‘Wild Hog’ to huge critical acclaim.

Each band member leads a song, moving with ease from jaunty stories of ailing horses, to poignant laments and sparsely adorned supernatural ballads.

Ticket information

£17, £15 concessions & Members


  • ‘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’

  • 'A mouth-watering collaboration'

    **** Mojo

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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