Behind The Glass
In 2015, the band took the bold step of changing their name from 'The Old Dance School' to 'The Fair Rain' ahead of their eagerly anticipated fourth studio release. Provocative songs intelligently weave together shimmering strings and soaring brass crescendos, bright grooves and floating fiddle melodies.
Having absorbed a rich palette of influences, and evolved out from their roots in traditional folk music, a journey which has seen the band receive accolades from press and audiences alike, including Songlines Top of the World ("Truly exciting, awe-inspiring music") and The Scotsman's Folk Album of the Year ("Ear bending and radiant".)
Colluding with award-winning producer Andy Bell, BEHIND THE GLASS is a richly textured collection, which explores the full forces of their instrumentation with the additions of piano, accordion, harmonium, cello and airy electric guitars.
All We've Ever Known is an evocative story of human migration. Banks of Tahiti is a mischievous vignette from Cook's expedition to the Pacific islands, based on the 18th century journals of Joseph Banks. The centrepiece, Mannequin, tells the anxious story of Franz Reichelt, the French tailor who tested his flying suit invention on himself in 1912, from the Eiffel Tower.
Robin Beatty (Guitar, Vocals), Helen Lancaster (Violin, Viola, Harmonium), Charlie Heys (Violin), Aaron Diaz (Trumpet), Laura Carter (Whistles, Vocals), Adam Jarvis (Double Bass), Jim Molyneux (Drums, Bodhran, Additional Percussion, Accordion, Piano, Wurlitzer, Vocals).
- All We've Ever Known
- Dream Of White Horses
- The Banks Of Tahiti
- The Hollow
- As Starlings Gather
- Blue Horse
- The Watcher
- Behind The Glass