Originally inspired by folk tales of the small alpine Primula auricula and its 16th century journey to England with the Huguenot refugees, The Auricula Suite of songs is an album of songs telling a re-imagined story of a historical journey to a new land. It is a tale of love and loss, persecution and a new beginning.
The Auricula Suite Album is released on the DHM record label on March 6th 2017. It features Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard’s Auricula Suite Ensemble – vocals, acoustic guitars, hammer dulcimer and hurdy gurdy.
You can listen to a preview of the album The Auricula Suite.
Click here for lyrics and an introduction to each song
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.
Words written by Louise Duffy-Howard except The Same Sky by Richard and Louise Duffy-Howard. Music composed by Louise Duffy-Howard except My Ancestors were French by Corey Clough-Howard.