Tag: Anais Mitchell

Album | Bonny Light Horseman – Bonny Light Horseman

Folk music doesn’t simply exist. It constantly reinvents its self, creating something both old and new at the same time. Bonny Light Horseman – the group and the album created by Anais Mitchell, the singer/songwriter behind the Tony winning Hadestown;…

Live | Anais Mitchell @ The Little Theatre, Gateshead

Anais Mitchell For Folk's Sake

Fresh from a deserved triumph at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Anaïs Mitchell admits she is reticent to play anything from her most recent album – the beautifully adapted traditional folk of Child Ballads – as she feels performing…

Brian’s Mixtape | Birds

Bird on guitar

Hello dear readers, It will come as no surprise to you that I am of the opinion that birds are the finest class of creature to inhabit this planet. Our singing voices are remarkable (some better than others, though I…

Blog | FFS takeover BBC 6 Music for Laura Marling-themed show

We were very honoured to be invited to takeover part of Tom Robinson’s show on BBC 6 Music tonight. Tom and his team were celebrating Laura Marling’s forthcoming album Once I Was An Eagle with a LM-inspired playlist, and knowing…

Vinyl | Our top albums for analog.am

When sister site of the Yellow Bird Project, analog.am approached us and asked us if we’d like to pick our favourite albums for an FFS-themed vinyl shelf, it was a foregone conclusion. There is nothing Team FFS likes more than…

News | Anais Mitchell announces London show

Anais Mitchell took to facebook today to announce a gig at London’s Cecil Sharp House, showcasing material from her forthcoming album of traditional folk songs. The Vermont singer told FFS in a recent interview that she would be releasing a…

Album | Anais Mitchell – Young Man In America

Anais Mitchell wrote one of my favourite albums of recent years, majestic folk opera Hadestown. When FFS spoke to her about that incredible album, she told us that her next project was to be an album of old folk songs. And…