Twelfth Day release album, hit the road AND have a launch party!

Phew.

Yes, the very lovely Catriona Price and Esther Swift, fiddler and harpist respectively, will soon be hitting the road, the airwaves and all other kinds of cliches in celebration of their debut album, Northern Quarter.

And my, what an album it is - their trad Scottish roots meld seamlessly with technical precision and skill gleaned from their years of classical training. Please let me know if you're a writer / PR / presenter type and would like a copy and haven't been sent one already.

The album launch is being hosted by the one and only For Folk's Sake, plus Manchester legends, Friends of Mine. I think it's fair to say Friends of Mine haven't really delved into this kind of musical territory before, so it'll be interesting to see what the FOM massive make of Twelfth Day! Supporting will be a welcome return to the scene for Hannah Nicholson (Paperwives) and Ben Cashell. And the best thing? Tickets are a mere £3 in advance from here