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At the forefront of a very exciting new wave of UK folk, seven piece Mishaped Pearls most recent album 'Thamesis' has recieved outstanding reviews in The Telegraph, The Financial Times, Songlines Magazine, fRoots Magazine,  4 **** in The Guardian, The Scotsman and Maverick Magazine and plenty more. The album has also garnered the highest praise from Tom Robinson (6 Music), Mark Radcliffe (Radio 2) and Bob Harris (Radio 2), highlights amongst universal acclaim from the press and media. Their adventurous song combination of the ancient and the new finds an echo in their musical make up - banjo, saz baglama, bodhran, violin and mandolin mix with acoustic guitar, electric bass and drums, all led by the mezzo-soprano voice of Manuela Schuette. Their music's roots in tradition expands into progressive folk and rock, eastern modal music and shows elements of contemporary classical influence. 


Rory Carlile - New Roots (The Glad)

Listen to our song Jimmy, taken from our new album Thamesis, on the latest June edition of the podcast from FolkCast - Folk, Folk Rock, Singer Songwriter and Roots based music.


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'Six Dukes' is trending on Folk Radio Uk's Soundcloud page - over 15,000 plays!!


Neil MacFadyen at Folk Radio UK intereviewed Manu and Ged recently about the making of Thamesis and things related.




      You can read it here -


Folk Radio

'Thamesis' is

DJ Ruth Barnes'

'Album of The Year'

on Amazing Radio

'Old Father Thames' was nominated in the 'Best Song - Folk Singer/Songwriter' category in The Independent Music Awards 2014

Independent Music Awards

We've been nominated for 'Best Group' in Songlines Magazine Music Awards! 

If you'd like to vote for us just go to the Songlines website and follow simple instructions. Thank you!


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