Folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney conceived much of her Grammy-nominated recent album Shelter in a cottage on the North York Moors, drawing on influences as diverse as folk, pop, jazz and her love of the music of Henry Purcell. ‘Melancholy has never sounded so rapturous’ enthused the Daily Telegraph. Heard in the medieval beauty of this Priory Church, with accompaniment from piano and folk fiddle, these haunting songs will surely be unforgettable.
‘Her voice holds the purity, tension, dignity and sorrow of a heritage full of songs about lost love and cruel fate. But in her quiet way, she’s radical.’ – The New York Times
‘Chaney’s voice is effortless, clear and bright, a beacon burning on an ancient, rolling hill, as her modern narratives arrive, subtly couching older details.’ – The Guardian
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