Concert Review: Harrow Fair, October 25, Dakota Tavern


Harrow Fair is the new project from Miranda Mulholland (Great Lake Swimmers, Belle Star) and Andrew Penner (Sunparlour Players), who celebrated the release of their debut album Call To Arms with a record release show at the Dakota on Tuesday night.

Much like Penner’s work with Sunparlour Players, the band favours stripped down, gritty arrangements often driven by Penner stomping on the kick drum. This isn’t just an extension of Sunparlour though – it’s just as much Mulholland’s thing and her voice and fiddle were quite prominently featured throughout the night. Songs from the album such as “Bite The Way” and “Hangnail” sounded great, as did their set closing cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game.” And while that’s a song that’s been covered to death, it’s still a great song, and to hear it done well is always a treat.

Call To Arms is out now via Roaring Girl Records/Fontana North.

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