The Black Feathers The Once TradFest 2019

The Black Feathers and The Once

Date: Fri 25th of January
Time: Doors 7.30pm / Show 8pm
Venue: Pepper Canister Church
Ticket: €15.99


The Black Feathers, formed in 2012 and made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are a couple who first became aware of the magic between them while collaborating on several musical projects. Their ability to write songs that feel both modern and ancient is a rare thing indeed. Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes’ guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands. It’s been an incredible couple of years for the pair. Their debut album was met with critical acclaim and broke into the Top 10 in the iTunes Country chart and the Official UK Americana Chart. They are currently working on new material. Come and hear the passion, feel the love. 




Newfoundland has a storied history of stunning songwriters, poets and players. Over the course of the last decade The Once have writ and knit themselves into that story. Within the nine songs on their new album Time Enough, The Once offer some of the most vulnerable and honest material of their career. On this, their fourth studio album, the band stays true to the root strength of their harmony driven sound, while extending the borders into fresh yet familiar territory. They craft a sonically understated, but emotionally fulsome sound that accomplishes what they’ve always done so well: stun listeners with what Amelia Curran calls “perfect vocal harmonies, thick enough to stand on.” Those harmonies grab you by the heart, and their music melts what’s left of it. Building on the wave of creative energy that defined their last album, Time Enough is a striking and subtle sea change for the band. Dive in, get lost, click repeat.



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