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maddie morris

Maddie Morris is a contemporary folk musician who won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2019 and has been described by Jim Moray as leading the next generation of socially conscious songwriters. Maddie's music uses personal story telling to embody political ideas, and their music tackles issues ranging from LGBTQIA identities to poverty and sexual violence. Maddie's music is heavily influenced by international vocal traditions and they have been described by Nancy Kerr as an extremely accomplished young singer not just the possessor of a haunting and delicately ornamented vocal style, but also a performer with serious insight into how to tell a story in song.

Whether she’s turning a centuries-old ballad on its head or writing something completely new, Maddie places her focus on drawing out true meaning rather than being true to tradition. From tweaking tunings to adding ornamentation, she’s never afraid to put her own stamp on things and create something distinctively her own.

Maddie released her debut EP, Purgatory, in 2020 - a reflection on the experiences of lockdown, which was recorded at home. This year she released Skin, a beautifully crafted collection of songs which amplifies the stories of those often marginalised by society. Passionately political, yet gently understated, this is music that deftly treads the path between art and activism. 

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