Marry Waterson & David A Jaycock have been nominated for not one but two awards at BBC Radio 2’s 2016 Folk Awards. The pair have been nominated for ‘Best Duo’ for their collaboration on the recently released ‘Two Wolves’ album. In addition, the duo were nominated for ‘Best Original Track’ for their song ‘Sing Me Into Your Tune’. See the full list of nominees HERE.
The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 27th April of Royal Albert Hall. Coupled with this, you can catch Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock playing a string of dates throughout the UK with Richard Hawley at the following dates and venues.
20th Feb // Southampton // UK // Guildhall
21st Feb // Norwich // UK // UEA
23rd Feb // London // UK // Hammersmith Apollo
24th Feb // Manchester // UK // Apollo
25th Feb // Cork // IE // Opera House
26th Feb // Galway // IE // Black Box
28th Feb // Cardiff // UK // University
18 March // Durham // The Old Cinema Laundrette
19 March // Basingstoke // The Forge, Anvil Arts Centre
20 March // Bristol // Folk House
22 March // Milton Keynes // The Stables
24 March // Fareham // Ashcroft Arts Centre
8 April // London // Kings Place
9 April // Glossop // Globe Inn
Tickets available here.
The songs themselves cover a wide range of subject material from laments about disappearing village communities (‘Hoping To Be Saved’) to the title track’s reflection on the duality of human nature. Two songs explicitly acknowledge the Waterson legacy: The words to ‘The Honey and the Seaweed’ are fashioned from an original Lal Waterson lyric, written out of love for her friend and co-writer Christine Collins and set down in the late 60’s in a book containing early Bright Phoebus songs. ‘Velvet Yeller’ meanwhile utilizes Mike Waterson’s recording of ‘Tam Lin’ to starting effect. “I got to ‘sing’ with him one more time by weaving him into this tribute, which he read before he died,” says Marry of the song.
Order your copy of ‘Two Wolves’ now.