Frankie Archer plays Eights & Aces

Frankie Archer

On Sunday 19th February highly regarded emerging folk artist Frankie Archer is performing at the intimate basement venue in Aces & Eights, Tufnell Park, North London – tickets and details via

Frankie Archer composes and plays with heart and sensitive curiosity. She started out surrounded by Northumbrian folk music and draws deeply on this in her own fiddle playing, singing and writing, described by Mark Radcliffe as “fascinating and intoxicating”. Frankie has travelled, taught, learned and performed in many different places around the world, enriching her style and musical identity.

Frankie impressed audiences recently after performing at Manchester Folk Festival/English Folk Expo in October. On stage, her devotion to the music she’s sharing, combined with the exciting combination of fiddle, voice and live electronics, makes for a thrilling performance.

‘Over The Border’, Frankie’s debut single, was accompanied by “a kind of awe”, Jon Wilks of Tradfolk wrote, and gained plays on local and national radio including the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Show.

This was followed up by a powerful and original version of Alex Glasgow’s ‘Close The Coalhouse Door’, bare, stark and demanding attention. Frankie’s second single gained a lot of praise and airplay, described as “stunning”, thanks to its “darker, more ominous feel” – Rick Stuart, Roots and Fusion. It was also chosen for the BBC Introducing Mixtape and hailed as “Extraordinary” by Tom Robinson.

Artist’s website:

‘Close The Coalhouse Door’:

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