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Tell Tale Tusk


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The Band Tell Tale Tusk are an award-winning, contemporary-folk ensemble reimagining folktales old and giving light to folktales new. Spellbinding three-part vocal harmonies weave around melodious instrumentals to create a take on folk that is bold and original. As well as inventive interpreters and skillful arrangers of music from the British Isles, the ensemble are prolific writers, adding their distinctive and astute voices to modern day folksong. From selecting traditional material with strong female characters to penning socially conscious original material about climate change, Tell Tale Tusk continue the tradition of using folksong to protest and question the status quo. The ensemble have grown and developed together over the years, emerging first as an a Capella trio, before collecting a fiddle player and setting hands upon new instruments to explore and expand their palette. Since December 2017, the group have been collaborating with cellists in order to round out their sound and delve deeper in the possibilities of groove and harmony. Their highly collaborative process and different musical backgrounds inform the diverse styles and varied sounds that can be heard within their music. The singers of Tell Tale Tusk have captured the imagination of international audiences, and were awarded the prize for "Best Instrumentalist" at Haizetara festival in Spain. The panel of judges decided to treat the three voices as one instrument based on their "seamless voice blending" and intricate harmony writing. "Full of creativity, lyricism, irony, and personality." Ainara Ortega - Judge and President of Haizetera Festival "Clever, witty and deep" DJ Ritu on 'A World In London' – Resonance FM

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Wales, we're coming to you very soon! Catch us in Pembrokeshire on 2nd October 

Tell Tale Tusk @TellTaleTusk

Less than 1 week to go until we play at London's Jazz cafe 

Tell Tale Tusk @TellTaleTusk

Thanks to all the wonderful people who came out to the @slaughteredlam  <3


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