‘Piskey Led are four young musicians who formed in Cardiff in late 2021; they showcase a highly entertaining and absorbing mixture of original and traditional music, influenced by the folk traditions of Cornwall, Northern England and Ireland. The personnel are Cornishwoman Katie Lower on flute, whistles and piano, Lancastrian Josh Goodey on double bass, harmonium and mandocello and two Ulstermen, guitarist James Bower and Chris Mercer on mandolin, bouzouki, harmonicas and bodhrán; the band has played at a number of Welsh festivals, including Devauden, How The Light Gets In at Hay on Wye and Folk On The Lawn in Tintern, and they launched their eponymous debut album at the Norwegian Church Arts Centre in Cardiff Bay in August. Suffice it to say that it really is a little cracker’.
-Mick Tems, FolkWales
Piskey Led’s debut album is now available on all streaming platforms, and has received airtime across the UK and North America, on shows such as BBC Celtic Heartbeat, Radio Wigwam, Blues and Roots Radio, BGFM, and the Irish & Celtic Music and Is This Thing On? podcasts.
Praise for Piskey Led:
‘Great playing and great singing all around, and a repertoire that will probably be underrepresented in most library collections’.
-Rick Anderson, CD Hotlist
‘I very much like this album… Should you get the opportunity to hear them live I recommend that you do’
-Dai Jeffries, folking.com
‘This Piskey Led album is a most enjoyable gathering of songs and tunes, drawn together by a quartet with a shared love of Celtic music and tradition. With an eclectic instrumental line-up, and beautifully matched four-part vocal harmonies, this is a folk album that lets you have both cake and cream tea, and eat them both’
-David Auckland, FATEA
‘One of the highlights is Piskey Led pile in with an array of their instruments, and the band completely comes together and knits tightly to bring on a good, rollicking performance. This album proves that we could be hearing much more of James, Josh, Katie and Chris before too long.’
-Mick Tems, FolkWales
‘[A] rather lovely album of fresh and original material delivered with a light touch.’
-Ian Croft, RnR Magazine
‘It’s just good music, isn’t it? …Lovely’.
- Nick Tann, Is This Thing On?, on ‘Mousehole's Joni’
‘Well, that was rather jolly wasn’t it?’.
-Frank Hennessy, BBC Celtic Heartbeat, on ‘Buncrana Train’
‘Amazing musicianship…the best live session we’ve ever had!’
Dan James, BGFM
Double bass, harmonium, vocals
Flutes, whistles, vocals