Drawing on landscape, folklore and myth, and the themes of love and loss, An English Arcanum consists of eleven original tracks of exquisite darkly-crafted folk. Weaving traditional, classical, prog and even funk influences around haunting troubadour songs, Telling the Bees combine fiddle, mandolin, cello, bass and English bagpipes to beautiful effect.
A box of delights, An English Arcanum confirms the band’s unique place in English Folk.
“Mischievous and magisterial…their crisp, knowing arrangements serve to underline their devotion to the tradition of English folk music in all its godless splendour” Catweazle Club
“Telling the Bees are a wondrous thing” Fabulous Furry Folk, Glastonbury Assembly Rooms
“one of the best things to have come out of Oxford” Spiral Earth