Folk Nights Double Bill

Pete Morton + KARA

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Last Show: Monday 20 th February 2017

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

"As a chronicler of the human condition and wry observer of history and the march of progress, Pete Morton is up there with fellow Englishmen Richard Thompson and Chris Wood" (Glasgow Herald).

KARA are a "unique and innovative" band with "an ability to transport the listener not just across space, but time... The songs are not just sung, but lived" (FATEA Magazine). Their dramatic, varied performances overflow with energy and magic. KARA's acclaimed debut Waters So Deep was named by The Telegraph as one of the Best Folk Albums of 2014 and their sophomore record Some Other Shore "shows just how far the band has come since their debut album, and just how far they will clearly go" (FolkWords).

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Pete Morton: "Not only original, but a revelation" (Guardian)

"KARA are a stunning new British band who should be huge" (Dai Jeffries, R2 Magazine)

Pete Morton

Pete Morton has been touring the folk circuits of Europe, North America & beyond since the late eighties. With his energetic and passionate style of performance, he brings together his love of the tradition with contemporary social commentary and writes “formidable songs that move the soul” (FolkWords). The Guardian described him as “Not only original, but a revelation”. His song “Another Train” has been widely covered by choirs, bands and solo artists around the world.



The Russian-born lead vocalist Daria Kulesh has “one of the most refined and enjoyable voices around” (Folk All), backed by an “interesting and strikingly different” (FATEA) combination of instruments, including hammered dulcimer (Kate Rouse) and melodeon (Phil Underwood). Excitingly, the band are joined in 2017 by Pete Morton on guitar and vocals – described by Mojo Magazine as “fiercely creative, proudly independent and terminally unpredictable!” Perfect addition to KARA then!

Fusing original material with English and Russian folk for a rich mix of songs and tunes, "the quartet bring something completely different to folk music as we know it” (Bright Young Folk).