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"Trespasser is my album of the year" Billy Bragg

The Irish Times heralded Chris Wood as "the renaissance man of English folk" when on his own R.U.F Records label he released The Lark Descending which included the BBC Folk Award winning song One In A Million in 2005.

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables, his writing has been said to share the same timeless quality as Richard Thompson at his best.

Since the release of The Lark Descending Wood’s appeal has gone way beyond English folk music. He was invited to sing at last year's WOMEX where he garnered much praise and found many new followers. Likewise, his spot at this year's WOMAD festival was testament to his widening appeal.

He has had musical commissions from BBC Radio 3's Late Junction and Between The Ears also from The Sage Gateshead and has completed work for Arts Council England whilst continuing his writing and lecturing.

Chris Wood receiving 'Folk Singer of the Year' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2009 from Rob Brydon and James Taylor. Chris's album 'Trespasser' was named Album of the Year.
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