Hickory Signals is Sussex folk duo whose live sound combines strong female vocals with vibrant guitar, shruti, flute and pulsing percussion. The duo plays both original songs and arrangements of traditional folk songs.
Hickory Signals received critical acclaim for the EP released in 2016 they have since gone on to release an album with folk collective Bird in the Belly this year, which again received widespread acclaim from sources such as fRoots, RnR, Songlines, and the Sunday Express who put the record as album of the week.
This will be the duo's first time in Ireland!
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“Like stepping back into a bygone age, both in terms of musicality and atmosphere…. Laura Ward does indeed have a lovely voice… almost a slightly more melodious Maddy Prior…” – Ken Brown, FATEA Magazine
“Ward has one of the most pure, charming and elegant voices on the circuit today… Noise of the Waters is one of the most stunning and versatile EPs to have emerged this year” – Joe Knipe, Artree Folk and Roots Magazine
“A bottle-clanking selection of new proper British folk music” – Muff Fitzgerald, Americana UK
“Noise of the Waters showcases the duo’s obvious flair for musical arrangement” – Allan Wilkinson, Northern Sky
“The songs float from past to present to past seamlessly, with shades of Sandy Denny and a beauty crucial to the trad folk movement back then” – Frank Gutch Jr., No Depression