The Carry Nations

A three piece band of folk singers, song collectors and string pickers. The Carry Nations are Jim Evans, Rebecca Philip and Rory Smith.

Material comes from traditions not bound by the Irish Sea, the English Channel or the Atlantic Ocean, and from the minds and fingers of contemporary songwriters who have made these traditions of their own. Based in Bristol, they were introduced by the crossing paths of their numerous musical projects, and united by their fondness for sitting in a room with friends and playing the songs that have found their way into their hands.