Celandine consists of Carys, Rosemary, and a guitar (unnamed). Both classically-trained vocalists, Carys discovered folk and folk-rock after being dragged to a Fairport convention gig back in 1996, whereas Rosemary advertised for someone to sing folk songs with in late 2010, and didn’t realise what she was letting herself in for until it was much too late.
They perform their own arrangements of traditional folk songs, originals (mostly written by Carys) and a few covers.’She’s Like the Swallow’, their debut album, was released in August 2015 on the Soapbox stage at FolkEast in Suffolk.
During Lockdown, they wrote and recorded “New Kind Of Normal”. Big thanks to David Wright for mastering the track and producing the video!
Celandine are available for bookings, both real and virtual. Before the Apocalypse, they could often be found at the Half Moon folk session at Walton, Felixstowe on the 4th thursday of the month.
– photos taken by Lynne Beckley, James Aldridge, Sophie Watson, Dave Markwell and Michael Cooper