August 18, 2014 in News

Playing The Fringe

A tired and very happy Ringlefinch is heading home from the Edinburgh Fringe… What a weekend!

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We played 8 shows in two and a half days, and loved every minute (so much fun!) – but more than that, we met so many fantastic people and heard so much fantastic music that we’ll always remember this with a smile.

Some incredible highs – getting a church-full of 400+ people jumping, in particular! And some bittersweet moments too – our beloved Gillian has stepped back from the band to go and have her baby. Good luck Gillian, we will miss you!

Thank you to everyone who saw us, who danced and sang along, who came up for a chat, who bought a cd or put into the hat, who raised a glass with us, or who was in any way a part of making this one of the best weekends of our lives. We couldn’t do this without you.

Photos soon!

August 4, 2014 in News

Edinburgh Festival details confirmed!

We’re teaming up with Lost Horizons Folk Club to bring the Ringlefinch to the Edinburgh Festival! We’ll be attempting a mammoth 8 shows in two and a half days(!!!), so if you’re in the neighbourhood you should definitely pop in and say hello!

Here are the details (please note the Black Medicine shows have been cancelled as the venue’s not ready):

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Adventures ahoy!

July 28, 2014 in News

EastCast Radio session now live!

First of all, a HUGE thank you to everyone who came down to our ‘Mass Trespass’ EP launch at the Betsey Trotwood on Friday – and in particular to the marvellous Andrew Butler and Lazy Heart Parade, who kicked the evening off and were both brilliant! We had a wonderful, wonderful night and all agreed that it was the most fun we’ve ever had playing live. So we’ll be looking to recreate the experience at the Boogaloo on 10th August – hope you can make it, particularly if you weren’t able to make the launch!

In the meantime, we did an interview and session with the lovely folks at EastCast Radio in east London recently – it was broadcast this morning, and you can hear it again here: http://eastcastshow.com/2014/07/28/studio-interview-live-session-with-ringlefinch!

Finally, we’ve updated the Photos section of the site, including some fantastic shots of the ‘Mass Trespass’ recording session by Liat Wicks (who did the ‘Mass Trespass’ cover photos), and some brilliant promo photos by Uli Kilian from January this year. Hope you enjoy!

July 25, 2014 in News

Our debut EP ‘Mass Trespass’ is now available!

We’re thrilled to say that our debut EP ‘Mass Trespass’ is now available on CD and digitally!

‘Mass Trespass’ was recorded in North London’s seminal Crypt Studtios and was produced by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-nominee (and all-round top chap) Ben Walker. It’s been a big old labour of love, spanning the full range of our musical reach, and we sincerely hope you enjoy it!

‘Mass Trespass’ was named for a famous protest in 1932 on Kinder Scout, a mountain in the Peak District in northern England, which helped to establish the right to roam across open land in England & Wales. Ringlefinch singer Andy grew up in the village below, and was raised on stories of the courage of the hundreds of people who defied landowers and police, trespassing across the moors for their belief that we all have a right to the wilderness. ‘Mass Trespass’ is a tribute to, and a celebration of, pushing back the boundaries.

You can order ‘Mass Trespass’ on CD securely through PayPal here:

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You can also buy ‘Mass Trespass’ digitally below, or through iTunes, Amazon, etc.

July 7, 2014 in News, Videos

Our video for ‘Drink Alone’ is out!

Our new video for ‘Drink Alone’ is out! Please do check it out and let us know what you think, and if you like it please share with your friends. We had a lot of fun making it, and hope you will have fun watching it!

‘Drink Alone’ is available to buy via CD Baby now, and should be available on iTunes shortly. In the meantime you can hear it on Soundcloud together with a sneak preview of ‘Snowgirl’ from our EP ‘Mass Trespass’, out on 25th July!

There are still a few tickets left for the ‘Mass Trespass’ launch party at the Betsey Trotwood on 25th July – make sure to get your tickets soon, as we are expecting it to sell out! Full details are on the Facebook event, and you can get your tickets at We Got Tickets.