Jul 13, 2021
Anna Tam has a very personal take on traditional British songs. 'Anchoress' is an excellent debut album, Anna's strong soprano voice is self-accompanied by a variety of lesser-known stringed instruments such as nyckelharpa, viola da gamba and hurdy gurdy. Sparse yet atmospheric arrangements enhance the songs; while ensuring the stories and the people who lived them are to the fore.
During lockdown in March 2020 she launched ‘Folk from the Boat’ on her YouTube Channel. She has brought weekly selections of songs, tunes and waterways adventures to a worldwide audience direct from the deck of her canal boat.
Songs in this podcast (all trad arr Anna Tam):