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Following in the footsteps of bands like Bellowhead and Eliza Carthy's Wayward Band, multi-instrumentalist and composer Owen Ralph recruits an impressive 10-piece ensemble for his innovative new project Chamber Folk. The seven-track EP combines contemporary classical influences with electro-pop synthesizers to create entirely new interpretations of traditional folk songs and dance tunes.

Featuring guest appearances from two of the finest voices on the folk scene, Jim Causley and Rosie Hood, Chamber Folk is an ambitious debut by any measure.

A classically trained composer but an authentic folk fiddle player at heart, Owen Ralph's symphonic approach to traditional music can be previewed in the EP's first single, The Sign of the Bonny Blue Bell, released across all streaming and download platforms on 16 February 2018.

Chamber Folk will be released on Friday 8 June 2018.