The Fair Rain

Fri 24th March 2017

In 2015, the Birmingham-based Old Dance School, after three highly regarded studio albums, took the bold step of changing their name to The Fair Rain ahead of their eagerly anticipated fourth studio release, ‘Behind The Glass’.

Drawing on a wide palette of influences, the cinematic septet’s provocative songs intelligently weave together shimmering strings, soaring brass crescendos, bright grooves and floating fiddle melodies. Recorder, whistles, woodwind, trumpet, violin, viola, double bass, drums, accordion and guitar all combine to create an astonishing sound.

In seven years of extensive UK and European touring, The Fair Rain’ s appetite for new music and rhythms has evolved from their roots in traditional folk with an elegance and maturity beyond their years. It’ s a journey which has seen the band receive accolades from press and audiences alike, including Songlines Top of the World and The Scotsman’ s Folk Album of the Year.

The band has made many festival appearances including Glastonbury Festival, Celtic Connections, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Towersey Folk Festival, Sidmouth Folk Festival

‘Truly exciting, awe inspiring music’ – Songlines

‘Ear bending and radiant’ – The Scotsman

The Fair Rain

In 2015, the Birmingham-based Old Dance School, after three highly regarded studio albums, took the bold step of changing their name to The Fair Rain ahead of their eagerly anticipated fourth studio release, ‘Behind The Glass’.

Drawing on a wide palette of influences, the cinematic septet’s provocative songs intelligently weave together shimmering strings, soaring brass crescendos, bright grooves and floating fiddle melodies. Recorder, whistles, woodwind, trumpet, violin, viola, double bass, drums, accordion and guitar all combine to create an astonishing sound.

In seven years of extensive UK and European touring, The Fair Rain’ s appetite for new music and rhythms has evolved from their roots in traditional folk with an elegance and maturity beyond their years. It’ s a journey which has seen the band receive accolades from press and audiences alike, including Songlines Top of the World and The Scotsman’ s Folk Album of the Year.

The band has made many festival appearances including Glastonbury Festival, Celtic Connections, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Towersey Folk Festival, Sidmouth Folk Festival

‘Truly exciting, awe inspiring music’ – Songlines

‘Ear bending and radiant’ – The Scotsman

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