Daphne’s Flight

Five of the finest singer-songwriters of their generation, Daphne’s Flight is a unique and magical blend of individual styles that captivate audiences with complex harmony arrangements, unbridled energy and the infectious joy of performing together.

In 2017, after a 21 year hiatus, Daphne’s Flight re-emerged with their second critically acclaimed studio album “Knows Time, Knows Change”.

‘Solid gold standard dream-team music making. A key album of this year already, and no mistake’froots

‘Individually they are classy performers, together they are utterly sublime’ – FRUK

‘The only disappointment is there are only ten tracks…if you can’t find something here your soul is bleak’ – RnR

With several more successful tours of the UK and the release of a Live Album in 2018, their Festival performances are among the highlights of every festival they’ve played. 2020 sees the release of their third and most ambitious studio album to date. There’s no holding back now!

In 1995, Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson and Chris While, acclaimed and appreciated for their individual talents as folk, blues, rock and soul singers, found themselves at the Cambridge Festival. They decided to sing some songs together … magic happened and Daphne’s Flight took off. A widely acclaimed eponymous studio album and UK tour followed with a prestigious date at London’s Union Chapel, all of which marked a turning point in the role of women within the English folk movement.

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Some of the written response on Daphne’s Flight website after their sensational appearance at Cropredy Festival August 2019

Daphne’s Flight, the highlight of the whole weekend. You took me to church with your heavenly vocals – Steve

Saw you all on stage at Cropredy and thought you were amazing! – Debra

You were BRILLIANT! We saw you at Cropredy. A breath of fresh air and totally inspirational! You brought laughter and tears. I/we look forward to seeing and hearing you again – very soon! – Mandy

My wife Petra and I heard you at Cropredy yesterday. You ladies rose the spirits of the earth and moved the rolling sky! Pure heartfelt beauty, a delight to listen to you. We didn’t know about you before, grasped all 3 of your records and will purchase the new one when it‘s released. Please let us know! Bless you! – Michael

You were the best band at Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2019 – Kathy

Thank you immensely for the joyous, uplifting Cropredy set (+radio oxford slot) – Paul

Thought you were the best act we have seen over this weekend at Cropredy. Stunning vocals and a great mix of styles. Would love to see you again if you are touring. Thank you for a great time today. – Tricia

Loved your set at Cropredy. So great to see you all enjoying life. Power to the ladies. – Cathy

First time I’ve seen you live (usually You Tube) great gig, great songs, awesome harmonies, what voices, you blew us away!! thanks. I’ll be checking on future gigs. – Tony

Daphne’s Flight are:
Christine Collister – Vocals, guitar & percussion
Melanie Harrold – Vocals, guitar & piano
Julie Matthews – Vocals, piano & guitar
Helen Watson – Vocals & guitar
Chris While – Vocals, guitar & percussion

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