A cappella folk vocal group formed at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2002 by three students on the institution’s Folk and Traditional Music degree course, Jim Causley (b. 31 October 1981, Exeter, Devon, England), Lauren McCormick and Emily Portman. The group attracted attention from some established folk heavyweights, making guest appearances on albums by Martyn Wyndham-Read (the various artists project Songs Links 2) and Waterson:Carthy. Following the release of Causley’s solo debut in 2005, the trio completed their own album, Blood & Honey. Released at the end of 2006 by WildGoose Records, the album featured inventive rearrangements of hoary traditional songs such as ‘The Well Below The Valley’ and ‘Long Lankin’.
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