The Willows

The Willows Perform Live on Radio London with Penny Smith 

The band took a trip to Broadcasting house on Sunday and performed Roseville Fair, Johnny Robson and Absent Friends. Penny Smith was standing in for Gabby Roslin and as she is very much into her Folk music she was delighted to have us on the show. We played a song after the news every hour for the duration. 

Johnny Robson Live 2014

Bella's Fury

The Telegraph give Amidst Fiery Skies
5 Stars
in albums of 2014

The Telegraph have hailed Amidst Fiery Skies "a triumph" in a 5 star review which has resulted in the inclusion in their Folk Albums of 2014 list. Read the full review here.

The Telegraph

"5 Stars - Amidst Fiery Skies is Outstanding!"


"Absolutely gorgeous sound, a lovely album..."

R2 Magazine

"An excellent album... reminds me irresistibly of Liege and Lief-era Fairport Convention "

MIKE HARDING, Mike Harding Folk Show

"They sort of straddle the worlds between Americana and English roots music and do it in a very very deft way for such a young band; I think they're really really interesting! Bella's Fury has got a sort of feeling of old timey noir about it... I think it's really amazing!"


"The Willows are a breath of fresh air to the folk music community...  " 4.5/5

Beneath Our Humble Soil is a hugely enjoyable album; with songs that engage and enliven, music that appeals across the board, and there’s no doubt that Jade Ward’s husky tones create bewitching vocal performances. The Willows have developed a winning combination, just as comfortable with a gutsy rendition of their own murder ballad as they are with a foot-stompin’ alt-country protest song. A warm and wonderful release.