Grace Notes

grace notesGrace Notes perform a cappella and accompanied arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs in three-part harmony.

Now in their 19th year, their highly praised harmonies and thoughtful repertoire making them one of the folk scene’s best-loved female groups. Individually they have a much longer history of live performance and recording sessions with Nic Jones, James Horner, The Chieftains, Mountain Ash Band, John Tams, Bert Jansch, New Victory Band & Muckram Wakes and many more.

Their first album “Down Falls The Day” was released in 1994. They have produced three further CDs, “Red Wine and Promises”, “Anchored to the Time” and “Northern Tide”, all on the Fellside Label.

Grace Notes are

Maggie Boyle vocals/flute/bodhran

Lynda Hardcastle vocals/recorder

Helen Hockenhull vocals/keyboard/concertina

“nothing short of stunning” Dirty Linen USA

 “the voices glide like birds circling on warm air currents”  fRoots

“ancient ballads, sentimental sagas and singalong satire, the eerie and the ethereal. Yet, like Maggie, Lynda and Helen, these disparities enhance in combination becoming far more than a sum of the already excellent parts” Nigel Schofield