Sat 28th Nov: Mishaped Pearls/ Tir Eolas

The Winemakers Club,

41A Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4AN     Ph:  020 7236 2936

Tickets £9.00. Advance ticket only. BUY HERE

Doors 7.00 pm, music from 8.00 pm sharp. Because of the nature of the performance space we cannot seat latecomers until the interval. 

At the forefront of a very exciting new wave of UK folk, six piece Mishaped Pearls most recent album “Thamesis’ has recieved four star reviews from The Guardian, the Financial Times and the Telegraph, and garnered the highest of praise from Tom Robinson, Mark Radcliffe and Bob Harris, highlights amongst universal acclaim from the press and media. Their adventurous song combination of the ancient and the new finds an echo in their musical make up- banjo, saz baglama, bodhran, violin and mandolin mix with acoustic guitar, keyboards, electric bass and drums, all led by the mezzo-soprano voice of Manuela Schuette. Their music’s roots in tradition expands into progressive folk and rock, eastern modal music and shows elements of contemporary classical influence.

“Really intriguing – I love this” MARK RADCLIFFE, BBC RADIO 2 FOLK SHOW

“An outstanding release – absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous music” BOB HARRIS, BBC RADIO 2

“Darkly beguiling…cinematically epic” ★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN

“Unexpected, gently startling” ★★★★THE GUARDIAN

‘Astonishing, with heart-stopping vocals from Manuela Schütte. It’s not often a band can truthfully claim to have a sound unlike anyone else in the country, but Mishaped Pearls can certainly make that proud boast’


‘….such an original and engaging album” DAILY TELEGRAPH, TOP 10 CDs

‘A brilliantly realised piece of work’ fROOTS

‘they scream originality..” SPIRAL EARTH

“..a celestial, otherworldy quality, elegant and graceful “ R2 MAGAZINE


Chamber folk/ alt-folk group Tir Eolas (Philippa Mercer – vocals/flutes, Laura Snowden – guitar/vocals, Ruairi Glasheen – percussion/vocals, Georgie Harris – viola/vocals and Hedi Pinkerfeld – bass/vocals) draw on their Celtic and English folk roots, combining traditional folk and original material, from virtuosic instrumentals to 5-part harmonies.

Highlights in recent performances have been Bestival, Cecil Sharp House, Royal Albert Hall, Sage Gateshead, Kings Place, City of London Festival, Milton Court Concert Hall, Ronnie Scotts, and the BBC Proms (broadcast on BBC Radio 3). The group were selected for the inaugural City Music Foundation Award in 2013, and as a result were able to record their debut album Stories Sung, Truths Told, which was released in early 2015.

Projects for 2015 included a concert at Shakespeare’s Globe for a series curated by guitarist John Williams, and a residency at Aldeburgh Music alongside artist Jo Lewis.


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