Sublime close harmonies interweave in ballads and songs of eerie melancholy and heartfelt charm; fiddle, double-bass and drums accompany intertwining banjos in beautifully-crafted songs, swooping easily from the dark underbelly of folk to buoyant Americana-tinged ballads.
The sound of Blueflint refuses to sit squarely in any one genre, bringing an unexpected twist to the banjo sound and gaining them fans from across the musical spectrum.
In 2009 the success of highly acclaimed debut album ‘High Bright Morning’ gained the band plaudits throughout the music press and their much anticipated second album ‘Maudy Tree’ in 2011 raised their profile even further.
Blueflint supported The Proclaimers for six weeks on their 2012 ‘Like Comedy’ UK album launch tour; their atmospheric and evocative performances proved them to be a formidable live act and gained them a strong reputation and following throughout the UK.
The band have performed to sell-out audiences at the Edinburgh Festival for two years running. Their 2013 performance saw Blueflint selected to participate in the prestigious ‘Made in Scotland’* 2013 Showcase.
2014 sees Blueflint recording their third album, and they will tour in Spring 2015.
Blueflint are Deborah Arnott [vocals; bluegrass banjo; ukulele]; Clare Neilson [vocals; clawhammer banjo]; Danny Hart [fiddle]; Hugh Kelly [double bass], and Ali Murray [drums].
“If you are going to The Proclaimers get there early to see Blueflint” Steve Lamacq BBC Radio 2
Made in Scotland is a curated showcase of high quality performance from Scotland at the world’s biggest arts festival, made possible by support from the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund. It is a partnership between the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) and Creative Scotland. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com
Another classy fusion of folk and Southern country. Vocalists Deborah Arnott and Clare Neilson display all the beauty of their voices against a clever banjo and fiddle background on this good-natured album.
Terrific harmonies…A robust supporting cast and top-notch arrangements make this lovely record a serious contender for UK Americana album of the year, if such an accolade exists.
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