Genre-blending Scottish band that are as edgy as they are inventive.

In the wordless communication that passes between violinist Catriona Price and harpist Esther Swift as they perform, the strength of their decade-long musical partnership, friendship and shared humour is evident. It’s this depth of connection, and tangible desire to have fun, that gives Twelfth Day its extra edge.

Though Twelfth Day wear their rich and varied experience with pride – their folk roots, their classical training – this duo are more than a simple product, an exponent, of their practice. It is their inherent curiosity, their need to understand through experimentation, that compels them to create their unique, genre-bending music.

Their songs confront societal conventions by exploring a wealth of urgent current issues, such as gender roles, power balance and the challenges of working in the arts as a young woman; the threat of climate change and society’s reluctance to act; and the struggles of mental health.

In their new album Face to Face (released November 2019) their multi-layered influences come together to create something entirely individual. There’s the radio-friendly catchiness and self-proclaimed respect for Beyoncé; there’s the swagger and surprise of jazz and funk; there’s the precision and technique of classical. The only label to truly hit the high note is ‘contemporary’: Face To Face could only be made now, and only by Twelfth Day.

Book tickets


The Box @ The Met
£15 (inc fees)

This is a PAY WHAT YOU WANT event for Met Regular Donors

Are you a Met Regular Donor? Then you can Pay What You Want for this show: just log-in and add tickets to your basket; we’ll make one of them free, then after the show we’ll ask you to pay whatever you feel it was worth!

See a list of other Pay What You Want shows here.

Not a Regular Donor but want to know more about becoming one? Click the button below to learn how you can support the work of The Met with a regular donation.

LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING A REGULAR DONOR

Reviews

“Challenging, virtuosic music that is far more than the sum of its parts”

The Skinny

“They’re absolutely being themselves... The album is so varied. It takes you by surprise... Every track is something different.”

Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3 Record Review

“A boldly brilliant record, suffused with dark humour and wildly inventive musicianship”

fRoots

Twelfth Day

Related events

Music -

Jeffrey Martin and Anna Tivel

An evening with two acclaimed singer-songwriters from Portland, Oregon. This event has been rescheduled from 27 March.

Book