Interview: Leveret on their new CD Inventions and English folk music

Leveret (an old name for a young hare) got together in 2014. They comprise former Bellowhead fiddler Sam Sweeney, English concertina player Rob Harbron and accordionist Andy Cutting – three of the very best on the scene. Their tune sources range from the 17th-century songbook Playford’s Dancing Master, to the magisterial, semi-pagan “Abbots Bromley Horn Dance”, first documented in August 1226, but probably much older, while their latest album Inventions features all original tunes.Theirs is a rich, sinewy immersion into the roots of English instrumental folk, guided by a mutual sense of exploration, space and a very English kind of swing. It’s an intimate, contemporary reinvention of the source material, each member weaving fluently in and out of focus as soloist.
TIM CUMMING: What makes Leveret so distinctive?
ROB HARBRON: The interplay, the handing stuff over to the other player. We’ve [ . . . ]

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