Raven release new CD for festive gigs

 L-R: Sarah Dew, Jane Lewis, Nia Davidson, Sally Lidgley, Pat Edmond and Karen Chalmers (to order photos ring 353597)

L-R: Sarah Dew, Jane Lewis, Nia Davidson, Sally Lidgley, Pat Edmond and Karen Chalmers (to order photos ring 353597)

By Dave Barry

Raven will play tracks from their new CD at their next few gigs.

Entitled Whispers, it features six freshly recorded Christmas songs including the title track, penned by Karen Chalmers.

It also contains five re-mastered original tracks written by Karen or Sarah Dew. 

The sextet are planning to record a new album after Christmas.

All multi-instrumentalists, they play keyboards, recorders, flute, acoustic guitar, electric bass guitar, banjo, various drums including bongo, djembe and congas, miniature and full-size cymbals, a rain pipe and various other percussion pieces.

The sextet’s fusion of irresistible sounds combines daring choral, sizzling salsa, whimsical pop, ethereal melodies and rootsy folk.

Their next gigs are at the village hall in Hackness on 24 November, at 8pm; Woodend in Scarborough on Saturday 16 December, at 7.30pm; and the village hall in Gristhorpe on Thursday 21 December, at 8pm.

For details, ring 07757 765196 or visit www.ravensong.co.uk.