Album artwork for The Sorrow Songs (Folk Songs Of Black British Experience) by Angeline Morrison

Acclaimed Christian Raphael Prize winner’s debut for Topic Records, produced by Eliza Carthy

The Sorrow Songs: Folk Songs of Black British Experience is the upcoming record by Cornwall-based folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Angeline Morrison, her debut for on the historic Topic Records label. Produced by Eliza Carthy and featuring some of her beautiful, soaring string arrangements, The Sorrow Songs was recorded in Cornwall at Cube Studios and is a work of what Angeline calls ‘re-storying.’

Angeline Morrison began to wonder if she could discover more about the lives of these ordinary and extraordinary Black ancestors, and create an album of songs in the sonic style of UK folk and traditional music, in the hope that this silent space could then begin to be filled with stories. With the help of Arts Council National Lottery funding, Angeline began what became a year of research into this neglected area of Black British history. The Sorrow Songs: Folk Songs of Black British Experience is the result.

The stellar line-up of musicians on this album includes Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (anglo concertina, melodeon, vocals), Clarke Camilleri (guitar, banjo, vocals), Hamilton Gross (violin, vocals), Rosie Crow (piano, vocals), Alex Neilson (drums, vocals), Eliza Carthy (violin, fiddlesticks, vocals), Angeline Morrison (vocals, autoharp, double bass) and features Martin Carthy on the album’s closing track.

Angeline Morrison was also recently awarded the prestigious Christian Raphael Prize, supported by Cambridge Folk Festival. She is the fourth recipient of one of the most significant competitions throughout the country, for key emerging talent in this genre of music

The Sorrow Songs: Folk Songs Of Black British Experience is out October 7 on Topic Records with the vinyl release to follow in early 2023.

Angeline Morrison

The Sorrow Songs (Folk Songs Of Black British Experience)

Topic Records Ltd
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Album artwork for The Sorrow Songs (Folk Songs Of Black British Experience) by Angeline Morrison
CD

$14.99

Released 11/04/2022Catalogue Number

CD-TOP-611

Angeline Morrison

The Sorrow Songs (Folk Songs Of Black British Experience)

Topic Records Ltd
Album artwork for Album artwork for The Sorrow Songs (Folk Songs Of Black British Experience) by Angeline Morrison by The Sorrow Songs (Folk Songs Of Black British Experience) - Angeline Morrison
Album artwork for The Sorrow Songs (Folk Songs Of Black British Experience) by Angeline Morrison
CD

$14.99

Released 11/04/2022Catalogue Number

CD-TOP-611

Acclaimed Christian Raphael Prize winner’s debut for Topic Records, produced by Eliza Carthy

The Sorrow Songs: Folk Songs of Black British Experience is the upcoming record by Cornwall-based folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Angeline Morrison, her debut for on the historic Topic Records label. Produced by Eliza Carthy and featuring some of her beautiful, soaring string arrangements, The Sorrow Songs was recorded in Cornwall at Cube Studios and is a work of what Angeline calls ‘re-storying.’

Angeline Morrison began to wonder if she could discover more about the lives of these ordinary and extraordinary Black ancestors, and create an album of songs in the sonic style of UK folk and traditional music, in the hope that this silent space could then begin to be filled with stories. With the help of Arts Council National Lottery funding, Angeline began what became a year of research into this neglected area of Black British history. The Sorrow Songs: Folk Songs of Black British Experience is the result.

The stellar line-up of musicians on this album includes Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (anglo concertina, melodeon, vocals), Clarke Camilleri (guitar, banjo, vocals), Hamilton Gross (violin, vocals), Rosie Crow (piano, vocals), Alex Neilson (drums, vocals), Eliza Carthy (violin, fiddlesticks, vocals), Angeline Morrison (vocals, autoharp, double bass) and features Martin Carthy on the album’s closing track.

Angeline Morrison was also recently awarded the prestigious Christian Raphael Prize, supported by Cambridge Folk Festival. She is the fourth recipient of one of the most significant competitions throughout the country, for key emerging talent in this genre of music

The Sorrow Songs: Folk Songs Of Black British Experience is out October 7 on Topic Records with the vinyl release to follow in early 2023.