Bryony Griffith & Alice Jones
Hailing from West Yorkshire, Bryony & Alice are long-time purveyors of English folk music, united by a fascination with local folk song and tune collections.
As a powerful new duo, they have taken the folk scene by storm with their signature sound of fiddle, harmonium, tenor guitar, body percussion, beautifully matched vocals, and intricate harmonies in their trademark regional accents. Combining their respect and understanding of tradition with their own contemporary style of performance, they present a unique repertoire of harmony, heritage, and Northern banter.
Following the success of their 2022 debut album "A Year Too Late and a Month Too Soon" which earnt the pair 5-star reviews and global airplay, Bryony and Alice are back with “Wesselbobs”, a sensational new album of winter songs and tunes produced by Joe Rusby.
Featuring uniquely local versions of more classic seasonal songs, they have unearthed a treasure trove of traditional gems, intuitively arranged to cast a spotlight on the rich traditions, tales, and winter rituals of Yorkshire.
The album's title "Wesselbobs" refers to a local pastime whereby decorated, evergreen boughs, built around a spherical frame, were carried door to door by Wassailers or carol singers in the 18 and 1900s. Also known as Wessel-bobs, Wassail-bobs, or Wesley-bobs, it most notably occurred in the communities of West Yorkshire.
"Straight up, beautiful and bold folk singing" Mark Radcliffe - BBC Radio 2
“Two of Yorkshire’s finest” – Folk Radio UK
“Honest, wholesome, and thoroughly enjoyable” - Mojo
"A sparkling tribute to Yorkshire's folk heritage" Songlines