Westward The Light
Westward the Light are a Scottish folk quartet, creating a new expression of an age old-sound. On fiddle, viola, piano, and guitar, the band’s powerful and dynamic music is reflective of upbringings immersed in the nature and landscapes of Scotland.
After years of collaboration in a range of settings, bandmates Charlie Grey, Sally Simpson, Owen Sinclair and Joseph Peach formed Westward the Light to make instrumental Scottish music in a way both true to their traditional roots, and pointing to the future.
As a live act, the band have entertained and enthralled audiences in venues large and small – from concert halls to village halls, across the country.
The band’s debut self-titled recording, released in 2020 received a similar reception, entering the Official UK Folk top 40 and attracting great critical acclaim.
After a year-long hiatus, March 2023 sees the release of the band’s hotly anticipated second album, Flow Country. The record sees both the development and refinement of their approach – their best work to date.
Returning from their touring hiatus, the band will spend the rest of 2023 touring festivals and venues across the UK and beyond.
“This band flat-out cooks” – Divide and Conquer
★★★★ – Songlines Magazine
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