Hatfield House, Herts, Sunday 15 July 2018

Midnight Skyracer

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Featuring the Carrivick Sisters and billed as Anglo-Irish girl power bluegrass, Midnight Skyracer is a new, all-female 5 piece bluegrass band featuring an all-star line-up of some of the UK’s top instrumentalists and singers.

Formed early in 2017 the band rapidly gained rave reviews as they hit the summer festival scene with a mix of hard driving traditional and modern classics, lesser known songs and a few originals.

Leanne Thorose - Vocals & Mandolin
Lead fiddler with Essence of Ireland, Leanne has also performed with London based bands such as the Ben Somers String Band and The Absentees

Tabitha Agnew - Vocals & Banjo
Usually found performing with her two brothers in the Northern Ireland based band Cup O'Joe

Laura Carrivick - Vocals, Fiddle & Dobro
Charlotte Carrivick - Vocals & Guitar
Twin sisters Laura & Charlotte regularly perform together as The Carrivick Sisters, but may be better known to Folk by the Oakers for their roles in the progressive bluegrass quartet, Cardboard Fox, that shone bright in the performance on our Acorn Stage last year!

Eleanor Wilkie - Vocals & Double Bass
Fast becoming the bands main songwriter, Eleanor has played bass and fiddle in many UK bluegrass bands, currently fiddling with The Reckless Abandoners

In August they recorded their debut album, Fire, released to critical acclaim this February. This is a band that promises great things and we’re excited to see what they bring to our Acorn Stage this year!

…seriously good. Harmonies to die for, delicious voices and succulent instrumentation

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