FREY is the debut solo offering from Tamsin Elliott; folk musician, composer and film-maker, and co-leader of fusion project (and Lost ARC favourites Solana.

In this work, Tamsin explores themes of limbo, pain, healing and acceptance, reflecting on the microcosm of her personal experience of chronic illness alongside wider themes of societal disconnection and environmental grief. 

Tamsin is a talented multi-instrumentalist and the album comprises compositions for accordion, harp, whistle and voice, creating a mesmerising conjunction of sonic textures. Written during a period of rest and uncertainty, she began to create music and sounds that reflected her need for sanctuary, and provided an outlet to process grief.

FREY inhabits a soundworld true to her English folk roots, with modal and rhythmic echoes of time spent in Egypt, and moments of experimentalism using effects, drones and field recordings. With a magnetic sense of tension and release, the collection imbues a sense of spaciousness, and ultimately communicates a strong message of hope and healing through art and connection.

For this trio performance, Tamsin will be accompanied by long-time collaborators Sid Goldsmith (cittern, voice) and Rowan Elliott (viola, fiddle, voice, effects).

Tamsin and Rowan Elliott – Lament

Tamsin is grateful for the support of Sound and Music’s ‘New Voices’ artist development programme, and PRS Foundation’s ‘Women Make Music’ funding in creating this work. 

“There is a rich thread of collaboration throughout [Tamsin’s work], one which both celebrates and highlights the coming together of cultures and music… The results are always refreshingly inventive and exciting” – Folk Radio UK

“Tamsin’s accordion recreates the thrill of the casbah whilst [her] flute and whistle take us on spellbinding, almost mystical, journeys which soar with unexpected twists and turns” – Outline Magazine

**As a Sunday gig, doors will open earlier than usual at 6pm, and a ticket option is offered to include a 2-course meal from the Lost ARC cafe served to your table in the venue.**

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