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Fear of the Forest

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About Fear of the Forest

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London
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Fear of the Forest is a hammered dulcimer-led ensemble formed in London in 2012 and fronted by Kate Arnold on dulcimer, violin and vocals.

Fear of the Forest is a hammered dulcimer-led ensemble formed in London in 2012 and fronted by Kate Arnold on dulcimer, violin and vocals. The band combines influences from English and French folk, Middle Eastern, early and classical music to create a sound that has been described as 'punk baroque'. Lyrically the songs draw upon folk and fairy tales, mythology, social history, political affairs, and the strange tales of Kate's half-gypsy grandmother. Kate has recently worked with Lisa Knapp, Doudou Cissoko and Daemonia Nymphe, amongst others. She also performs as a solo artist and leads ceilidh and folk bands for special events.

Musicianship
Genres:
Medieval music, Renaissance, Early music, Folk, Folk rock, Traditional English folk, Originals, Acoustic, Pop, Alternative rock, Indie, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Pop rock, Arabic, French music
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Types:
Original artist, Acoustic band, Alternative band, Folk-rock band, Indie band, Pop band, Rock band
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

(All songs are original works unless otherwise stated):
Ordinary Man
Unfettered Mind
Family (La Folia)
Ruler of Destiny, Thou Hast Spoken Words!
Shanty
Threes and Sevens
Heart of Sand
The Horizon is Too Close
Family II (Captain Swing)
Fairy Tale Ending
Pearls Before Swine
Charlotte Anne (Julian Cope cover)
Here Comes the Flood (Peter Gabriel cover)

Reviews

From customers:

Dancing A, 2 years ago

A clash of occident and orient, of exotic arabesque and pastoral folk threads, of medieval and modern, the classic and the classical, of dark intensities and frivolous jauntiness. It is baroque’n’roll, it is Renaissance-core, it is world-trotting classical punk.

Loud W, 2 years ago

Brilliant musicianship ... Thought-provoking.