Plumhall + Em Sargant

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By Festival Admin

Date and Time
Friday 26th July 7.30pm

The Old Schoolroom


About Plumhall

Plumhall (Michelle Plum and Nick B Hall) are critically-acclaimed songwriters from the UK, using a mesmerising combination of acoustic and electric instruments (occasionally with electronica) to create breathtaking soundscapes to their powerful original songs. They are renowned for their exquisite vocal harmonies and scintillating live guitar playing.

Plumhall’s first two studio albums, ‘Thundercloud’ and ‘The Ghost of Noise’, earned the duo many plaudits including a “Hidden Gem” award from The Guardian/Observer. From the alt-country sound of the debut to the electronica and found sounds of the follow up, the duo have proved that they can fuse classic songwriting with genre-hopping studio experimentation. Their eagerly awaited third album “One Star Awake” is due for international release on 7 June 2024, but pre-release CD copies are available now at live shows only.

​2024 kicked off spectacularly for the duo as they have just completed a triumphant 30-date tour with the legendary Fairport Convention as special guests on Fairport’s Winter Tour, which saw Fairport join Plumhall onstage every night to perform the title song “One Star Awake” from their new album. Fairport’s own Ric Sanders features on the album track.

​Plumhall have been invited to sing onstage with Al Stewart on several occasions, including unforgettable appearances at London’s Palladium and Cadogan Hall. They have also performed alongside other such luminaries as Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan guitarist/Levon Helm producer/instrumentalist), Phil Beer (Show of Hands) and many more.

​In 2018 Nick and Michelle caught the attention of film-maker Richard Heap, who asked them to write an original song for, arrange live acoustic music for, and appear in the 2020 international feature film The Runaways. The song “Closing Down” is now a much loved staple in Plumhall’s repertoire.