Hands of the Heron is a fledgling folk collective who emerged from Bristol’s twisting streets during the strange autumn of 2016. Drawing influence from diverse musical sources such as Fleet Foxes, Joni Mitchell, This Is The Kit and Gustav Holst, their songcraft is inquisitive and intuitive, capturing moments of high emotion and distilling them into vivid, memorable melodies.
Sometimes there’s a couple of musicians, sometimes there’s six or seven. Together, they weave tales of love, loss and regeneration featuring mandolin, accordion and harmony vocals alongside cello, tabla guitar and double bass. Bethany Roberts is responsible for most of the songwriting, but she likes it best when other people join in. They are due to record their debut album ‘As We Lingered’ in Spring 2017.