Following their appearance at our Campfire Club in May, Anna and Elizabeth return to the Nest Collective to stun us once more.
ELIZABETH LAPRELLE has pursued her interest in mountain ballads for over a decade. Since the release of her debut album at age 16, she’s been hailed as one of the most dedicated students of the traditional unaccompanied style of her generation. The student of master singer Ginny Hawker and National Heritage Fellow Sheila Kay Adams, Elizabeth was the first recipient of the Henry Reed Award from the Library of Congress at age 16, and won the 2012 Mike Seeger Award at Folk Alliance International. She has released three solo ballad albums, and was called “the best young Appalachian ballad singer to emerge in recent memory” by UK’s fRoots Magazine. She lives on a farm in Rural Retreat, Virginia.
ANNA ROBERTS-GEVALT is a versatile and passionate multi-instrumentalist. Classically trained on the violin in Vermont, she fell in love with the sound of banjo in college, moved to the mountains, and learned with master musicians in Kentucky, Virginia, and North Carolina. She is a blue-ribbon fiddler and banjo player (WV State Folk Fest, Kentucky Fiddle Contest); was awarded the Berea Archive Fellowship for a series of biographies of female fiddlers; served three years as artistic director of Kentucky’s traditional music institute, the Cowan Creek Mountain Music School; was a 2014 fellow in the State Department sponsored international music residency OneBeat; and is an in-demand video artist, collaborating with Kristin Andreassen, Cuddle Magic, Rachel Ries and Ben Sollee. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Since winning the BBC Radio Young Folk Award in 2016, Skye piper Brighde Chaimbeul has captured the attention of audiences across the country with her fresh and versatile sound.
A native Gaelic speaker, her style is rooted in her indigenous language and culture, but draws inspiration from a variety of piping traditions such as Bulgarian, Cape Breton and Irish.
“exceptional musician” Tim Chipping, fRoots Magazine
“mesmerising piper” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
Recent highlights include appearances at major festivals including Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections and Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, as well as featuring on BBC Alba/TG4 series Port and Seirm.
Newington Green Chapel Venue
39A Newington Green, Stoke Newington, London, N16 9PR
Station: 10 minute walk from Canonbury (Overground)
Buses: 21, 73, 141, 236, 341, 476
A beautiful and historic Grade-II listed church built in 1708. Known as 'the birthplace of feminism' due to its connections to activist and author Mary Wollstonecraft (mother of Mary Shelley). The church is one of England's oldest Unitarian churches and London's oldest non-conformist place of worship still in use.