The Tale Tusk Quartet are an all-female, 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 democratic work ethic and highly collaborative creative process informs the diverse styles and varied aesthetics that can be heard within their music.
Combining their award-winning three-part vocal harmonies with melodious instrumentals, Tell Tale Tusk’s take on folk is full of highly crafted harmonies, virtuosic voice blending and creative license. As well as inventive interpreters of traditional music from far and wide, the Quartet work collectively on songwriting to add their distinctive voices to the oeuvre of modern day folk song.
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 blending and intricate harmonising.
The Quartet are currently working on their debut, studio EP: visit their crowdfunding site to see all the ways you can get involved and be treated for your generosity and support in return.
"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..