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An interview with Rapunzel and Sedayne on the release of new album Songs From The Barley Temple

Folk musicians Rapunzel and Sedayne have crafted an astonishing new album from the very best of old time and modern day influences. Find out more about their unique process in this in depth interview.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Rapunzel and Sedanye by Ada Jusic.

It's no secret that I am partial to a bit of old time folk music: it's the sound of many a campfire singalong, a narrative tradition of music that is participatory rather than merely made for an audience to consume. And I love to discover new folk that dwells on old time tunes but with new arrangements, new harmonies and new stories to tell. I fell for Rapunzel and Sedayne as soon as I heard them on Soundcloud, a gorgeous duo clammering away on a variety of exotic instruments to create subtly haunting tunes that sound as relevant and wonderful today as their influences.

Can you tell us a bit about your life up to now? It sounds most intriguing. For example how did you come to fall in love with folk music, and what other things have you done before this album?
Rapunzel: I've always loved singing since I was a child - influenced by my dad who is a great harmony singer himself, but not musically trained so he made sure my sister and I got music… read more

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