On 18 March, I was lucky enough to photograph the album launch performance of Elfin Bow’s self-titled debut album at the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool.
It was a splendid show.
The night started off with storyteller Alice Fernbank, relating the wonderful old Welsh folktale The Leaves that Hung but Never Grew.
Following on from that was Harp and Guitar duo Bryony Elizabeth and Jonny Darnell performing some beautiful folk music, with Jonny on the guitar and Bryony on the harp (one of my favourite instruments).
Finally, was the woman of the night, accompanied by a most wonderful collection of musicians.
Elfin Bow is a master storyteller with her music, and the night was great fun to photograph: beautiful songs, gorgeous colours and costumes, talented musicians and all against the backdrop of the amazing, vintage Epstein Theatre.
If a couple of the faces here seem familiar, I photographed Elfin Bow and Skeet Williams (on the banjo here) as part of the Gary Edward Jones photo shoot back in September. It’s great when people come back to you for more photography; it feels like reconnecting with old friends.