Orladh & Leo to Feature on Music For Youth Online Festival!

We’re super excited to announce that we’ve been chosen by Music For Youth to be showcased in their ‘Elevate!’ national digital music festival on Thursday 9 July 2020!

Music For Youth celebrates its 50th birthday this year. It’s a national festival that we have really enjoyed playing at over the last few years. As the festival has not been able to go ahead in the usual way, we recorded a ‘lockdown’ version of one of our favourite covers – ‘Crossing Muddy Waters’ by John Hiatt – to submit to their upcoming ‘Elevate!’ digital festival.

We were absolutely delighted to receive an email this week to say that we’ve been chosen to appear on Episode 2 of the festival, which you can watch on YouTube! (link below)

Music for Youth is a national youth arts charity working to provide young people aged 21 and under across the UK with free, life-changing performance and progression opportunities, regardless of background or musical style.

So, set a reminder for THURSDAY 9 JULY 2020 at 5pm by clicking on the Music For Youth YouTube link below!

Pilgrimage (Demo)

Here is a demo for our new song ‘pilgrimage’!

This has been 4 months in the works and we’re super happy with how it turned out! We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed making it. Also we are hoping to publish it to all major streaming services as a demo some time in the near future!

Sincerely – Orladh & Leo

Something from the Past with an Eye on the Future

Hi all! We really hope everyone is staying safe and doing as well as can be expected during the current situation.

We had lots of upcoming shows and festival appearances to look forward to that have now, obviously, been postponed. One of these was with our really good friends at Todmorden Folk Festival, who have been so supportive of us over the last couple of years. Another was a new opportunity with Rochdale Folk Festival. We hope that everything gets back to some sort of normality soon and that festivals such as these, which do so much for arts in the local community, can survive and begin to thrive again. We’re sending our love to everyone involved in making them happen.

We can’t wait to perform again in the future but, in the meantime, here’s a some footage from our trip to the BBC Radio Lancashire studios back in December 2019.

Orladh & Leo.

An Update from Orladh & Leo

Just a quick update to let you all know what is happening and what to look forward to in the (hopefully) near future: first of all, we hope everyone is doing ok and staying home (and if you’re feeling bored you can listen to our demo again, link in our bio).

As you probably all know already our upcoming shows have been postponed, rochdale folk festival until March 2021 and @todfolkfest has been cancelled until next year too, obviously we are gutted but it is the right thing to do so we will have to wait 👍.

We are hoping to release another demo soon along with a video – so keep checking back for more info – and Orladh is learning to play guitar so we can expand our musical creations! Thank you all for staying inside and we hope to be out again ASAP!

~Orladh and Leo