Bella Gaffney and Polly Bolton

Please note this event takes place at Chantry Chapel upon Chantry Bridge, near Calder Vale Road, WF1 5DL

Saturday, 12 October, 2019
Chantry Chapel
Bella Gaffney and Polly Bolton

Polly and Bella first jammed backstage after a show in York in the autumn of 2017 and the project grew from there. A great musical friendship, they work collaboratively, arranging material led by powerful vocals and glittering instrumental collaboration. They each draw on their transatlantic influences to create their own blend of Celtic, bluegrass, old time and folk. 2018 has seen the line-up expand to a quartet. The pair begun working with acclaimed cellist Sarah Smout (Michael Chapman, Medieval Baebes, Bridget St John, Jess Morgan) in the spring and recently welcomed fourth band member Holly Brandon on fiddle.

This project has been exceptionally well received so far, and over the past few months they have performed at Cambridge Folk Festival, main stage at Wickham Festival, Towersey Festival, Deer Shed Festival, Grassington and many more. They released their debut EP at a sold out show at The Great Yorkshire Fringe in July and they are recording an album with the full quartet, set for release in 2019.

‘A natural chemistry... all three voices blend and harmonise beautifully... the mix of styles offers so much promise.’
Folk Radio UK

‘Very well-liked by the punters! A proper hit.’
Bev Burton, Cambridge Folk Festival

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