Artist Intro: The Askew Sisters

The Askew Sisters (ENG), Emily and Hazel Askew, are a remarkable duo who perform traditional British ballads and other songs in their own, often darkly tinged, spare but very effective arrangements. Besides their voices, only a few instruments are needed to create an impressive reading of a song. Their basic setup is fiddle + accordion, with embellishments when and if at all necessary. Their music is not often very jolly – the stories in those olde songs are often grim and tragic – but it is fascinating and rewarding in all its refined austerity. Three albums so far, fourth soon on its way – I’m staying tuned…

(image: http://www.askewsisters.co.uk/pics/2019/sister-2019.jpg)

The Askew Sisters on the Web:

Askew Sisters Home Page
Spotify
iTunes / Apple Music
Facebook

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