Red Lion Folk Club

Wednesday Oct 25th

Michell, Pfeiffer and Kulesh

Michell, Pfeiffer & Kulesh are an all-female close harmony folk trio that brings together the exciting talents and exquisite voices of award-winning songwriters Odette Michell, Karen Pfeiffer and Daria Kulesh.

Their stunning three-part vocal harmonies bring to life spellbinding folk tales, expertly woven together with an international twist - a project that would never transpired had it not been for the lockdowns, when three of the busiest female performers on the folk scene found themselves somewhat less occupied than before. Introducing Stage winners at The Great British Folk Festival 2023 by public vote, they wow their audiences with a deeply moving, exciting and unique live show.

Described as

"tremendous" (Mike Harding),

"exquisite" (,

"entrancing" (FATEA), it is a unique cross-cultural, multilingual collaboration, turning familiar folk tunes into something fresh and powerful.

Odette Michell is an award-winning British folk singer and songwriter who's sound is deeply rooted in the English folk tradition. Her 2019 debut album 'The Wildest Rose' was met with critical acclaim, making several of the end of year best-of lists. Odette has since appeared at Celtic Connections, has headlined two solo UK tours and was winner of the 'Female Artist of The Year' at the 2019 FATEA Awards.

Karen Pfeiffer burst on the British folk scene only four years ago as one half of the Anglo-German duo Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer. Having extensively toured their shows in the UK and around the world, Karen is wooing audiences not only with her natural theatricality and life affirming playful energy, but also with her “seriously impressive, mezzo-soprano voice: one that would not be out of place on the opera stage.” (The Living Tradition). The finishing touches to have audiences melt in her hands are her oatcake-induced Swabian-Staffordshire accent and her legendary German humour.

Daria Kulesh has been described by Mike Harding as “one of the finest voices and one of the most intriguing and interesting songwriters on the present folk scene”. Mixing her Eastern roots with Western folk influences, she creates an original and exciting sound, full of passion and magic. Born in Russia but based in the UK for the last 15 years, she fearlessly explores her heritage and turbulent family history in Ingushetia (North Caucasus) with songs that "aren't just sung, but lived". She has toured extensively and has three award-winning solo albums to her name.

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