The Jellyman’s Daughter

The Jellyman’s Daughter

Thu 22 Mar 2018
19:00-22:15 (3h15m)
Jellyman's Daughter
"[Graham] can, at will, make his instrument as percussive as a drum, as grounded as a bass or as sweet as a fiddle. When Kelly and Coe sing together, their harmonies squeeze the heart"
The Herald
"Emily and Graham have found a characteristic sound, writing songs that effortlessly incorporate so many elements"
Folk Radio UK
"A really original sound... really enjoying that"
Ricky Ross
Book Tickets
Unreserved seating. 27 stairs up to venue.
_ Price: £12
_ Age Group: 16+ (under 18s accompanied)
_ Venue: The Dissection Room

The Jellyman’s Daughter lands squarely in the middle of a strange crossroads between bluegrass, post-rock, folk and soul. Mixing their unique vocal harmonies with wild and visceral cello, driving guitar and sweet mandolin, Emily and Graham write their songs together with a focus on doing something new.

After a well-received debut album in 2014, the pair have been working away on their new album, ‘Dead Reckoning’, which will be released in March 2018, followed by tours of the UK, Europe and North America. On the album Emily and Graham’s voices and instruments are complimented on various songs by double bass (Paul Gilbody), banjo (Jamie Francis), fiddle (Toby Shaer) and a 16-piece string orchestra.

For this very special album launch gig The Jellyman’s Daughter will be joined by the very same double bass and banjo you hear on the album, as well as a string quartet to present the new songs live as faithfully as possible – unfortunately we couldn’t fit all 16 string players on stage.

Support from Roseanne Reid

Roseanne is a 24 year old singer-songwriter from Edinburgh, and has performed at various venues mainly in Scotland, sometimes acting as support for established artists – Tommy Reilly, Lucy Spraggan, Teddy Thompson, Otis Gibbs and Karima Francis to name a few. She was named as one of the four nominees for the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, and one of her songs was subsequently played on the Mark Radcliffe show. This also led to a live performance on Radio 2 on the Simon Mayo show.