Preview: Anaïs Mitchell at The Railway Inn, Winchester (17/02/2014)

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Anaïs Mitchell is a hugely acclaimed folk singer from Vermont who has been combining a studied reverence of the old American folk tradition with a both vibrantly ethereal and forcefully emotional alternative folk sound since 2002, gaining support among the way from major figures such as Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. She has been nominated for two BBC Folk Awards, including best album. She began her career at the tender age of seventeen and famously wrote her debut album The Song They Sang When Rome Fell in no less than a single afternoon. Since her debut she has continued to grow from strength to strength, garnering a lot of critical acclaim and attention.

On the day before her sold-out concert at the Royal Albert Hall, Anaïs Mitchell is playing the far more intimate venue of the Railway Inn in support of Child Ballads, her 2013 album of revisions of traditional folk songs with New York musician Jefferson Hammer. The collaboration between Anaïs and Jefferson has clearly been a successful one, as their collaborative album  Child Ballads has been dubbed as ‘A beautiful updating of traditional British folk music’ by the BBC.

Expect an evening of beautiful folk story telling.

Tickets can be purchased online for £15.40 here.

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