Edgelarks in Katoomba

Focus on transitions: UK duo Hannah Martin and Phillip Henry.
Focus on transitions: UK duo Hannah Martin and Phillip Henry.

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are touring their new album Edgelarks, and will visit Katoomba on January 17.

The UK duo, recently renamed Edgelarks, takes the roots of their previous work, from the traditional music of the British Isles to Indian classical slide guitar to the stomping roots party of Henry’s beatbox harmonica, and adds a strong stem of original writing, running wilder with each repeat play.

Edgelarks is about transitions, exploring the idea of the liminal: places, people and times, the straddling of boundaries and thresholds. Crossroads and borderlines; travellers and refugees; dusk and dawn; the pause between an old way and a new. The idea that, despite often being places of marginalisation, these are also places of change – and therefore places of hope. That in the end we have far more in common than things that divide us.

They perform at the Metropole Guesthouse in Katoomba on January 17. Doors open at 5.30pm. More info: www.fusionboutique.com.au.