Said the Maiden
Said The Maiden are Jess Distill, Hannah Elizabeth and Kathy Pilkinton, three friends who discovered a mutual love of folk music when they reunited several years after spending their school years together in St. Albans, Hertfordshire.
Said The Maiden was awarded Bristol Folk Festival’s prestigious Isambard Folk Award in 2015, and as a result opened for folk super-group The Full English at the 2015 Bristol Folk Festival. They were also voted ‘Best Act’ by the public at the Great British Folk Festival’s Introducing Stage for the festival’s opening night, and are thrilled to have been invited back to the festival in December 2016 to perform on one of the main stages.
This show is part of a 21-venue tour to promote their latest album “Here’s a Health”.
Once in a while a group of young musicians get together that make you stop, look and listen…Said The Maiden is one such gathering……
The great news for folk fans, live music lovers and aspiring musicians across the country, is that this multi award-winning Hertfordshire based folk trio have embarked on a 22 date UK tour and are about to release their second studio album.
Said The Maiden was awarded Bristol Folk Festival’s prestigious Isambard Folk Award in 2015, and in the same year were voted ‘Best Act’ by the audience at the Great British Folk Festival’s Introducing Stage, securing an appearance on the festival’s main stage in 2016.
2017 has seen further recognition for Said The Maiden including winning the 2017 Folking Awards ‘Rising Star’ prize, and an NMG Award nomination for best Acoustic, Country & Folk act.
Where there is a good story to be told, Said The Maiden will seek it out and tell it through their music. Their eagerly awaited second studio album, ‘Here’s A Health’, is a stunning collection of such stories: tales of love and loss, myths and legends of the land and sea, and of the unforgettable characters who feature throughout the captivating and fantastical stories that folklore has to offer.
The album showcases the trio’s ever-developing yet distinctive and unique sound, featuring their trademark soaring acapella harmonies and fresh new arrangements of traditional songs. However this new release also displays a more diverse collection of material from the trio including a few covers of more modern folk songs, as well as original compositions inspired by their love of the folk tradition. Expect intricate three-part harmonies both acapella and interweaved with beautiful simplistic instrumentation