The Band

The Tell Tale Tusk Quartet are a contemporary-folk ensemble
reimagining folktales old and giving light to folktales new.

The Quartet have grown and developed together over the years, emerging first as an a Capella trio, before collecting a fiddle player and setting hands upon new instruments to explore and expand their palette. Their highly collaborative process informs the diverse styles and varied sounds that can be heard within their music.  

Spellbinding (...and award-winning) vocal harmonies weave around melodious instrumentals to reimagine folktales old and give light to folktales new. Tell Tale Tusk’s take on folk is quirky and creative: as well as being inventive interpreters of music from around the British Isles, the ensemble are prolific writers, adding their distinctive and astute voices to modern day folksong.

The singers of Tell Tale Tusk have captured the imagination of international audiences, and were awarded the prize for "Best Instrumentalist" at Haizetara festival in Spain. The panel of judges decided to treat the three voices as one instrument based on their seamless voice blending and intricate harmony writing.

"Clever, witty and deep"
DJ Ritu on 'A World In London' – Resonance FM


In Autumn 2016 Tell Tale Tusk reached the final of the Bath Folk Festival- New Shoots competition. Watch the performance of traditional English folk song, Cuckoo's Nest, that helped get them there.


The Quartet's debut studio EP is in the making. Having finished recording at Bally Studios the record is in the final stages of being mixed and mastered. The final product will be an excting collection of original compositions and intricate arrangements of traditional folk songs.

Thanks to all the generous and supportive souls who got involved with the crowdfunder to help make it happen..
Pre-orders of the CD are still available from the indiegogo page, head over and get involved!


The singers of Tell Tale Tusk were awarded the prize for "Best instrumentalist(s)" at Haizetara Festival 2017.

Look at those happy faces..