Filkin’s Drift

Filkin’s Drift reimagine traditional melodies through pizzicato grooves, intricate guitar
tunes, and boundless improvisation. Their 870 mile foot-powered-tour, described as
‘committed and fascinating’ by BBC 6 Music’s Cerys Matthews, has recently propelled
them into the spotlight. This radical approach to sustainable touring has earned the duo
global attention from major news outlets including BBC News, Billboard, The i, Radio New
Zealand, Canadian Broadcasting Company, and The Times.

The debut album from Filkin’s Drift captures the essence of their 870 mile walk, ‘weaving
together a tapestry of shared experiences’ (Songlines). Their compositions are
sophisticated, yet rooted in tradition. From delicate Welsh folk-songs to traditional English
dance tunes, the pair blend fiddle and guitar with their ‘gorgeous close vocal harmonies’
(Folk Radio UK).

Seth Bye and Chris Roberts have earned widespread acclaim with extensive national
airtime on BBC Radio 2, 3, 4, 6 Music, and BBC World Service. Renowned for their live
performances, characterised as ‘utterly mesmerizing’ (Bristol 24/7) and ‘hugely
entertaining’ (RnR), the duo have enchanted audiences across the UK including FolkEast,
Warwick Folk Festival, St George’s Bristol, and Llangollen International Eisteddfod.
Filkin’s Drift are dedicated to exploring innovative avenues in music creation. In tandem
with their groundbreaking commitment to sustainable touring, the duo’s latest endeavor
involves the formation of Filkin’s Ensemble, a 14-piece orchestral-folk band.