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"...Witherow mixes up art-rock, atmospherics and folk on his personal project, Ballads and Yarns  a rousing half-hour of music given extra warmth thanks to his old-fashioned vocals"

- Jude Rogers , The Guardian

"Strangely prescient"

- Will Hodgkinson, The Times

"21st century Folk music in all its glory"

- Folk Radio UK

Ballads and Yarns is the debut progressive folk album of film & TV composer Roly Witherow. ​(for Roly's media work website, click here).

Described by Folk Radio UK as 21st century Folk Music in all its glory, Ballads and Yarns is a personal exploration of the folk tradition, bordering at times on experimental, spoken word and art-rock. The album combines traditional songs, particularly sea shanties, with originals and instrumentals.

Ballads and Yarns, released on the 8th of May, is available to purchase here on bandcamp (or on Amazon / iTunes): https://rolywitherow.bandcamp.com


"Part sea shanty ballad, part rock'n'roll,,,for fans of The Pogues and Fairport Convention"

- Giles Bidder, The I