"...outstanding show of maturity and enormous promise"
– Bright Young Folk, review of The Call
"...Greg Russell’s voice has a rare sort of majesty, Algar’s fiddle is engagingly empathetic and honest with a lovely tone"
– fRoots, review of The Call
"I have to say that this album represents everything that folk music should be about. There is tradition, there is musical invention and evolution of the tradition and there is the sort of protest on which the revival was based. [...] The Silent Majority will be on my list next awards season."
– Dai Jeffries, Folking, review of The Silent Majority
"...firmly establishes the reputations of Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar as one of the best duos on the British folk circuit today"
– Helen Gregory, Folk Radio UK, review of The Silent Majority
Things have happened at an extraordinary speed for Greg Russell (vocals & guitar) and Ciaran Algar (fiddle & backing vocals) since they met in 2011: They released their debut album, The Queen's Lover, in 2012, won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2013, and the year after went on to win a BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award for best breakthrough act and released another album (The Call). In between all this they have toured extensively and have quickly become one of the most in-demand young acts on the English folk scene.
In March this year they released their third album, The Silent Majority, which like their previous albums has gathered hug acclaim. They have already performed at some of the biggest English folk festivals (Cambridge Folk Festival, Sidmouth Folk Week, Fairport's Cropredy Convention) and made their Danish debut at Tønder Festival 2015.
Greg Russell is a formidable singer and Ciaran Algar is a just as formidable fiddler and former All Ireland and All Britain Champion. On stage they radiate a self-condidence and mutual understanding seldom seen and which belies their young age.