You, Golden

Owen Spafford & Louis Campbell

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Format: CD

Cat No: SPACAM001

Release Date:  04 November 2022

Label:  Spafford Campbell Records

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5051078996929

Genres:  Folk  English Folk  

  • Description

    ‘You, Golden’ is the debut album from London-based folk duo Owen Spafford (fiddle) & Louis Campbell (guitar). Best known for their work with Sam Sweeney and Cosmo Sheldrake, the duo intend this album to authentically express their varied musical backgrounds, not hiding for the sake of ‘trad. authenticity’.

    Influences come in via Owen's interest in contemporary classical, Irish and old time music or Louis' background in post-rock, alternative and bluegrass music. The result is a raw, dynamic and very musical record, highlighting the subtlety and intimacy of their playing over flashy virtuosity, a rare quality in young, conservatoire trained instrumentalists. Spafford and Campbell share an openness to progression and individualism in the genre, with a shared scepticism towards the fabricated ‘rules’ of the tradition developed in the folk clubs of the 60s and 70s. To them, authentic folk music is music that organically reflects a persons background and so their love of The Gloaming, Lau, Nic Jones and Andy Cutting is expressed to the listener right alongside their love of Arooj Aftab, Big Thief, Bill Frisell and Sigur Ros.

     Spafford is an All-Britain Fiddle Champion in the Fleadh Cheoil na Breataine and BBC Young Composer Competition nominee, he is currently studying composition at the Royal Academy of Music and working on music with Cosmo Sheldrake. Campbell studied electric, acoustic and classical guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music under Stuart McCallum (The Cinematic Orchestra), Martin Simpson and Craig Ogden (Classic FM Recording Artist) and has been described as ‘a talent to watch’ by the Sunday Times and ‘an exciting young guitarist’ by Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2).

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Adson’s
      • 2. Calendar
      • 3. You, Golden
      • 4. Hares on the Mountain
      • 5. Ditty I
      • 6. Nineties
      • 7. Ditty II
      • 8. Ditty III
      • 9. Lullabies