The Albums
Light The Boats
Tarry Awhile
Live EP
The Sickle Swing EP
Vinyl singles
Wrap Your Treasure
Fingers and Toes
mounted print
Tarry Awhile
Now a widely known singer/songwriter and guitarist in her own right, Gill also plays accordion, piano and flute — and sings backing vocals — as a part of Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo, as well as playing regularly with other musicians and bands. Her lyrical modernist folk conceals a dry wit and some darkly complex and carefully nuanced songwriting...  > 

"This is gorgeous, what a beautiful record." Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
"A beautiful sounding record, beautifully sung and arranged." Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 Music
"One of the UK’s finest contemporary folk groups."
Folk Radio UK


Gill's album Light The Boats was released last September. Many tracks have had radio airplay: by Cerys Matthews, Bob Harris and Dermot O’Leary among others. The album was a Folk Radio UK Featured Album of the Month, and Gill talks about the background to the new songs in an in-depth FRUK interview with Simon Holland. FRUK's review said: 'Light The Boats must surely rank amongst the year’s best records'. More review links on the Reviews page.

UPDATE 10 January 2014: Light The Boats chosen as one of FRUK's Best Albums of 2013.

Gill toured songs from the new album – and more – from Teesdale to the West Country to a sold-out launch party at the Green Note in London. Afterwards she said: "We had a lot of fun! All the gigs went really well and the album launch in London was a perfect way to end the tour, with so many friends there supporting us. Thank you to everyone who came along and to those lovely folk who organised the gigs. I hope to see you again soon."

Details and song samples on the Light The Boats page...

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