Maclaine Colston & Saul Rose

Mac and Saul isn’t the name of a new pasta dish, it is in fact a glorious combination of meleodeon and hammered dulcimer. They met while both in the ground breaking Kings of Calicutt with Eliza Carthy. A short lived but intense episode that led onto a duo and eventually their acclaimed first album Sand and Soil in 2009 and a track ended up on the 2010 Folk Awards album due to Saul’s nomination that year.

10 years on from Sand and Soil, and in its anniversary year they have got the bug again and are picking up where they left off with a new album planned. Back again with their amusingly irreverent banter and of course their trademark immaculate but gutsy playing style.

Saul continues to be a ubiquitous force on the folk scene both Mac and Saul have been up to all sorts over the years, from Saul’s role of Songman in the West End hit War Horse, to Mac’s performances of The Lord of the Rings soundtrack with the LPO at the Royal Albert Hall, both have been pushing into new areas.