2018 Deborah Rose
Harmony and haunting melody weave together in the voices of Deborah Rose and Mari Randle, a sound cradled by guitars with a strong sense of story and magic.
BlakeFest Headliners 2016, Rose and Randle were Folk Music headliners the Festival of Chichester. This enchanting duo perform songs inspired by Blake, Shakespeare, Tennyson and Rossetti that spring forth in a mesmerising landscape of Celtic Music.
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International artists of the highest calibre the duo create songs that chronicle the interconnectedness of their experiences, their mutual love of nature and landscapes, as well as their spiritual musings on the cycles of life, birth and rebirth. Deborah said, 'I was inspired to write the song 'Tyger Tyger' by setting Blake's words to music while singing in St James Church in London's Piccadilly, where Blake was baptised - his spirit was certainly in the air! In the words of Rossetti 'a glorious luminary'.Rose and Randle were supported by unplugged sets from Olivia Stevens, Music Veteran King Rollo and David Farnan.Now based in Bognor Regis, Olivia Stevens, with a background in poetry, brings a rare depth of insight and expression to her lyrics, which has seen her music featured on BBC's Introducing The South.