CHARM OF FINCHES (VIC)
Charm of Finches are award winning sister duo Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes from Melbourne. They sing dreamy songs about heartbreak, solitude and whispering trees: atmospheric haunting folk, anchored in transporting vocal harmonies and emotionally affecting songwriting which lilts from melancholy to whimsy.
Winners of the 2017 National Folk Festival Young Musician’s Award, 2018 International Blues & Roots Radio Song Contest (duo category) and two time Folk Alliance Australia award winners, the “singing finches” will launch their long anticipated second album at the festival.
They started busking Appalachian folk songs outside the local veggie shop when they were 11 and 8 and the duo have played folk festival stages throughout Australia since 2015. In 2016 Charm of Finches released their debut album “Staring at the Starry Ceiling”, with Rhythms Magazine writing “For a duo so young to conjure a full album of music so candid and original as this is astonishing… Charm of Finches sound like they’re mining something far more ancient and universal.” ”There’s also the simple beauty of family voices intertwining, with Charm of Finches’ Mabel & Ivy – and even their names seem perfectly anachronistic for the folk purity of their music – providing the harmonies for Sky Watching… that slightly mystical alternate reality, maybe owing something to Joanna Newsom and that ilk. Despite – or perhaps because of – their youth, the music they make is affecting and emotional. ” — The Music
2020 see them for the first time in Western Australia.
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