The duo set to play new album ‘Specters’ at Pound Arts on October 9

A DUO who is widely regarded as two of traditional folk’s most fluid and expressive musicians and innovators will headline a concert at the Pound Arts Center in Corsham on Saturday 9 October.

Tom Moore and Archie Moss are expected to perform tracks from their new album Specters at the concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m.

Archie, 27, from Glastonbury, said: “We recorded the album in February last year and released it a year ago.

“It includes 11 instrumental tracks and features new hybrid folk music with lots of electronic manipulation and loops.

“It means we just have more layers and we can play around with it. It’s a lot fuller sound and gives us the opportunity to texture.”

Their second album is intended to further unite the deep and purposeful harmony of Moss’s accordion with the texture and fluidity of Moore’s viola; with buzzing, roaring and scintillating layers of electro-acoustic grain causing subtle palette complexity.

The duo are helping to redefine the way British instrumental folk music is made after learning their craft as two-thirds of the groundbreaking Moore, Moss, Rutter trio with folk guitarist Jack Rutter, who has since gone solo.

After becoming winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2011, they have toured the world with False Lights, Cara Dillon, Jim Moray, Nick Hart and many more.

Now they find themselves at an exciting new point in their lives and careers – releasing their second duet album, setting up a recording studio in Tom’s native Norfolk, and forming a very ambitious one. new label Slow Worm Records to release the music of other adventurous and avant-garde artists.

The label and studio were both launched in September with the aim of specializing in “folk meets experimental” – with a strong focus on instrumental music, improvised performance capture and movie timing.

Their tour includes Penzance, Bristol and Manchester Folk Festival. To book tickets call 01249 701628 or go to

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