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A Cure For The Curious
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September 2018

The Guardian's Folk Album of the Month (4 Stars)

“Fizzingly bold new-generation folk... arresting, involving and inventive, fizzing with ideas about folk music’s instrumental past and its future”
The Guardian ****

“Inventive arrangements and superlative playing….A Cure For The Curious truly pushes the envelope”
RnR Magazine


Solasta’s debut album, “A Cure For The Curious”, is a bold reimagining of Celtic sounds, and a meeting point between virtuosity and curiosity. Firmly rooted in tradition, the trio draw upon elements of classical, jazz and early music in their evocative and exhilarating arrangements. Fiddle, cello and guitar blend together seamlessly, taking the listener on a spellbinding journey from raucous plate smashing at a Greek wedding to the songs of water sprites from the shores of Inishvickalline.

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Solasta EP
April 2016

“This EP is virtuosic, exciting and full in sound. The three distinct influences - the early music, the traditional and the jazz - are all played stunningly"

Bright Young Folk
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​​BIOGRAPHY

Solasta are an outstanding folk ensemble who are fast building a name for themselves on the back of their inventive arrangements, unique sound and exhilarating live performances. Notable performances include Celtic Connections Festival, Sidmouth Folk Week (EFDSS Folk Rising Plus Artists), Cambridge Folk Festival, Cecil Sharp House, The Green Note, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and Henley Festival (as Live Music Now artists). They feature regularly on folk radio shows and podcasts, including BBC Radio Wales (Celtic Heartbeat) and BBC Radio Shropshire (Genevieve Tudor’s Sunday Folk), RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta (ROI), Resonance FM, and The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast (USA).

Each member is an outstanding instrumentalist and sought after performer in their own right. Elisabeth Flett has performed with a variety of bands and ensembles, including folk duo Shamblestone (BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2017 Semi-Finalist) and sea shanty band The Mead Men, supported bands such as Breabach (Letham Nights, 2013) and won the 2015  London Fiddle Convention Senior Fiddle Championship. Cellist Hannah Thomas regularly performs on the West End production of Wicked, and has played at venues such as the London Palladium and Hackney Empire. Guitarist Jamie Leeming has a host of international tours and recordings to his name, and has performed at venues such as the Hammersmith Apollo and BBC Music Big Weekend.

 Solasta are also Live Music Now Musicians providing interactive concerts at care homes, hospitals, SEND schools in and around London.

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“Utterly superb, breathtakingly good, consummate young musicians with true flair and imagination” 

Sheena Wellington, Honorary Life Member and Patron of the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland


“Virtuosic, exciting and full in sound. The three distinct influences - the early music, the traditional and the jazz - are all played stunningly”


Bright Young Folk
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