Cath & Phil Tyler forthcoming album

Folk Radio UK have premiered the forthcoming album ‘The Ox and The Ax’ by Newcastle-upon-Tyne husband and wife folk duo Cath and Phil Tyler.

The album released on Thread Recordings on 30th March will be their first new album since 2015’5 ‘The Song-Crowned King’

Cath & Phil Tyler: The Ox and the Ax (Album Review & Premiere)

Mojo have included it on their first playlist of 2018

Cath & Phil Tyler Live Dates

11/02 • London @ The Slaughtered Lamb
15/02 • Totnes @ Dartmouth Inn
03/03 • Newcastle upon Tyne @ The Cluny (supporting Charlie Parr)
23/03 • Glasgow @ Glad Cafe
24/03 • Edinburgh @ The Waverley Bar
25/03 • Newcastle upon Tyne @ Victoria Tunnel (early concert)
25/03 • Newcastle upon Tyne @ Cumberland Arms (Album Launch)
07/04 • Salford @ Eagle Inn (Album Launch)
1-14 April • UK Album Launch Tour, full dates to-be-announced
7 April  • Salford @ Eagle Inn (Album Launch, plus Sharron Kraus & Nick Jonah Davis)

Cath & Phil Tyler play Anglo-American folk music using guitar, banjo, voice and fiddle. Cath was a member of the band Cordelia’s Dad in the 1990s when she lived in Massachusetts, USA. Phil, from Newcastle upon Tyne has played in various folk, rock and ceilidh bands for many years.

Coming together musically through a shared love of traditional narrative song, full voiced sacred harp singing and sparse mountain banjo, they have performed on stages as diverse as the Royal Opera House in London and a dank tower in the old city walls of Newcastle.

Taking a more minimal approach to their material than some, Cath and Phil Tyler have been described as ‘one of the most compelling musical partnerships on the scene’, their music being ‘a highly concentrated and intimate musical experience that penetrates to the very rawest essence of folk tradition’.