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"A work of profound and mysterious beauty"

Jack McNeill and Charlie Heys returned with their album Any Other Morning in 2014, a collection of songs and music forge from fresh sounds, stories and exciting new instrumental textures. Come on a journey from the deepest Lakeland valley to the places buzzards soar and foxes creep through the city dawn...

Jack McNeill and Charlie Heys’ well – known idiosyncratic approach to folk music and song writing has earned them an enviable reputation as two of the most exciting, heartfelt and challenging musicians around. Writing songs that seem to grow out of the ground and tunes that tell stories in their own right, Jack and Charlie’s original music strings together the past and present of folk music, inspired by the tradition and with a passion to create relevant new folk music. Their first two albums on Fellside Recordings, Light Up all the Beacons and The Northern Road followed them as finalists in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards, and were met with critical acclaim; their fresh and compelling sound inspiring audiences up and down the country. The music and songs take inspiration from ever-changing landscapes, people and common traditions of hope, fear, love and home. For their third album Two Fine Days, the duo were joined by Hannah Phillips on Scottish harp (TMSA Young Trad Award Finalist), Sean Law on Double Bass and the renowned percussionist Tom Chapman (The Old Dance School, The Urban Folk Quartet, Chris While and Julie Matthews).

On their most recent album Any Other Morning (2014) the duo have expanded their musical language, instrumentation and are experimenting with their contemporary classical influences. Creating beautiful and memorable textures around songs with stories of people’s connection to place, the critically acclaimed Any Other Morning, produced by Calum Malcolm (LAU) is now available.



Propellor is a collective of outstanding and innovative musicians who alongside their work in classical, contemporary, jazz and early music have been drawn together by their love for writing and exploring the folk and folk song idiom. With McNeill & Heys working as the compositional centre and principal songwriters, keep an eye on the website and blog for more news of this exciting project soon!