Filkin's Drift

Debut EP Out Now!

Released November 2020 - Featuring "Arthur McBride (live at the Packhorse)"

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About Us

Meeting in the multicultural city of Birmingham, Filkin’s Drift weave together intricate melodies from the folklore of their homes, Wales and Gloucestershire. Their music combines the traditional and the contemporary, blending fiddle, guitar, harmonium and mandolin with their close vocal harmonies.

Ornate interplay between two fretted instruments conjures up a Baroque soundworld; meanwhile their foot-stomping fiddle and guitar tunes have been igniting audiences across the UK.

Chris Roberts’ training in classical guitar means he soars effortlessly through jigs and reels with an unrivalled purity in his steel string playing. Chris’s performances have been praised for their “beautifully varied timbres, real virtuosity” and for being “simply mesmerising” (The British and International Federation of Festivals).

Seth Bye has been long established on the folk scene, performing with The Destroyers, Joe Broughton’s Conservatoire Folk Ensemble and Gathering Tides. His “fantastic fiddle-driven energy” (BBC Radio Glos) and multi-instrumental abilities combine with a showmanship that could only be gained from touring with Giffords Circus.


Filkin's Drift EP - £5.00

Birmingham-based contemporary folk duo “Filkin’s Drift” deftly combines original tunes and traditional songs. Across the EP, the pair draw influence from the Afro-Cuban bembé (Arr!), EDM (On the Shoulders of Giants), and their native folk traditions of Wales and England (Alaw/Arthur McBride).

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Watch this space… we can’t wait to get touring over summer. Here are the first of our summer gigs that we’re thrilled to announce.

Dec 3, 22BirminghamTickets
Dec 3, 2022

'On the Shoulders of Giants' - Live

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