Harrow Fair embark on U.S. tour

Photo Credit: David Irvine

Toronto-based duo Harrow Fair, comprised of Miranda Mulholland and Andrew Penner, began a four-night run with Ben Caplan in the US last night, followed by dates with Elliott Brood in Montreal and Boston; and a stop at Folk Alliance in Kansas City. “We expect the shows with Ben Caplan and Elliott Brood to be a beautiful, sweaty mess,” shares Penner. “There’s a raw energy to our live show that we can’t get enough of.”

The duo wrapped up an exciting 2017 with the Skydiggers as part of Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern’s 70th Birthday celebration. We can expect to hear new material from them on the upcoming shows, as they plan to head into the studio to work on the follow up to their 2016 release, Call To Arms“To tour Canada and Northern U.S in the winter is nuts as it tends to be, you know..cold and at times, a bit dicey, but as we’re currently working on our new record we need to try things out in front of an audience.” Penner continues; It’s the best way we know if a song is working. Immediate judgement.”

In 2017 the band did spend a little time at their favourite studio, Toronto’s Revolution Recording, capturing three covers live off the floor – putting the Harrow Fair twist and spin on Chris Isaak’s iconic song “Wicked Game”, Memphis Minnie’s “When The Levee Breaks” (also made famous by Led Zeppelin), and The Rankin Family’s Juno award-winning single “Fare Thee Well Love”.

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I shoot live music performances and concerts. I love the excitement of entering a venue, knowing that I’ll be photographing a concert and enjoying the energy of the crowd. There’s nothing like being in a venue and looking at the expressions on the faces of people who are all transfixed by the talent onstage. I shoot about 120 shows each year, averaging 2 bands per show, as well as several all-day and weekend festivals in and around Southern Ontario. From the large venues to very small ones, bright lights or barely lit stages, I hope that my photos capture the enjoyment the artists have in doing what they love to do.

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