RESCHEDULED – Daphne’s Flight
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This show has been rescheduled for 29.04.2021, click here to purchase tickets. The Box Office team will be in contact with all customers who purchased tickets for 14.05.2020 in due course. Please read the latest statement on our news page.


Daphne’s Flight: Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson & Chris While

Sisters are doing it for themselves – as they have for 25 years.

Daphne’s Flight are surely one performance on Later with Jools away from being catapulted into the mainstream. Perhaps it might have already happened if they were more stylised, had a gimmick or complied to music industry expectations.

But what’s most empowering about this ensemble is that they are unashamedly themselves and refuse to compromise. On anything. They run every single aspect of their career.

But, lo, they’re not shouty and don’t take themselves too seriously. With an outlook and spirit aligned to hit podcasts The Guilty Feminist and Fortunately, Daphne’s Flight are five strong women, five outstanding singing talents and multi-instrumentalists, and five close friends whose sum equals more than the individual parts – a status most ‘supergroups’ fail to reach.

There is a wonderful joy of five women-of-a-certain-age singing their lives together, which appeals to all age groups. One Millennial festival-goer quipped ‘I hope I’m as cool as you when I’m your age’ and unwittingly captured the very essence of Daphne’s Flight and their unique brand of cool.

These five friends first sang together on stage exactly 25 years ago at Cambridge Folk Festival, before recording an album and touring the following year in 1996. The project marked a turning point in the role of women within the English folk movement. Now, 25 years older and 25 years wiser, the unfettered joy of the music and what it does for both artist and audience in the moment is still their driving force.

Considering their collective pedigree, it is hard to believe that few in the mainstream know them, yet. Daphne’s Flight release their brand-new album ‘On Arrival’ in May 2020

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Reviews

‘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


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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