A live recording of London’s guitar/banjo and Jews Harp duo captured at one of
the capital’s premier folk venues, Cecil Sharp House.
The EP features an introduction by Sam Lee, the 2012 Mercury Award nominee,
who became a champion of the band after hearing their debut, New Old Stock.
That EP came out in 2012. It got airplay on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction and
became a mainstay on Resonance FM in London – on which the band have also
played several live sessions.
The Happy Couple are Judith Goodman on strings and David Ross on Jew’s
Harp. They are truly a happy couple, who first met on the bus replacement
service from Mile End Tube station to Leyton 18 years ago. The pair live at the
southernmost tip of Epping Forest, where they like to spend much of their time,
weather permitting, playing music to the birds and trees.
FRIDAY 15th March 2013 at Ray’s Cafe in Foyles, Charing Cross
Road. A free show, 6pm-7pm.
The Happy Couple, plus Matt Armstrong on double bass.