Charm of Finches, Melbourne sisters Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes, make dreamy folk music to watch the stars by.
Since their debut EP 'Home' in 2014, these young women (now aged 17 and 15) have played folk and roots festival stages throughout Australia.
The award-winning duo sing harmonies that wrap you up in stars. Songs about heartbreak, solitude and whispering trees, Charm of Finches deliver a unique dream-folk sound, delicate and authentic.
Having started performing at ages 11 and 8 busking Appalachian folk songs and with a background of playing Celtic and classical strings, they released their stunning debut album 'Staring at the Starry Ceiling' last year, named one of the best releases of 2016 by ABC Radio National.
Produced by Nick Huggins and Mabel, it features the young duo's signature angelic sibling harmonies, with a distinct chamber-folk flavour coming from the instrumentation: gently picked guitar, ukulele, cello, violin, glockenspiel, lyre, banjo and piano, all played by the sisters.
The finches were awarded the 2017 National Folk Festival's Gill Rees Young Musicians Memorial Award and the 2017 Folk Alliance Australia Jim MacQuarie Honorable Mention Award. Their song 'Paper and Ink' took out the highly coveted 2015 Darebin Music Feast Songwriter's Award.
Citing influences like Gillian Welch, Agnes Obel and Sufjan Stevens, they are for lovers of soulful, intelligent acoustic music.
"folk purity...affecting and emotional" The Music
"For a duo so young to conjure a full album of music so candid and original as this is astonishing...Charm of Finches sound like they're mining something far more ancient and universal" Rhythms Magazine NOV/DEC 2016
"stunning new folk...a delightful and dreamy listen"
Paul Gough, The Inside Sleeve, Radio National
"Sister duo Charm of Finches make gorgeous chamber pop...Their harmonies are immaculate and stirring as they move through an honest, and well, charming lyric."