The Auricula Suite Album by My Ancestors were French, released April 2013.
Listen to a track from the album – The Same Sky
A suite of songs telling of a journey to a new land, a story of love and loss, persecution and a new beginning; inspired by folk tales of the small alpine Primula auricula and its 16th century journey to England with the Huguenot refugees.
My Ancestors were French features former Red Guitar Louise Duffy-Howard (acoustic and bass guitars and vocals), Richard Duffy-Howard (acoustic guitar) with internationally acclaimed musicians Amanda Lowe (hammer dulcimer and violin) and Quentin Budworth (hurdy gurdy and cajon). The four East Riding of Yorkshire based musicians have a rich musical history, having performed at a range of world fusion and alternative music venues and festivals as far afield as Japan, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.
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- My Ancestors were French at the album launch at National Trust Calke Abbey’s Auricula Theatre