Combining the rich tradition of Manx music with the vibrant sounds of the Irish, Scottish and Estonian traditions, Elizabeth Davidson-Blythe & Daniel Quayle have forged a sound that is both dramatic and compelling.
The Isle of Man-based duo released their highly anticipated debut album, The Coast Road, in September 2022. The Coast Road has been hailed as “a hell of an album” by Folk Wales Magazine and “an exhilarating journey from two bright and inspired talents” by At the Barrier.
The duo began touring together in Summer 2021, performing in France and Estonia as part of music festivals, as well as cultural events and standalone concerts. Their travels helped to shape their distinctive sound — blending old melodies with new rhythms and ideas that are presented with a powerful conviction that continuously brings audiences to their feet.
A recent review of their album wrote that the traditions "flow seamlessly in glorious union".
"guaranteed to warm the absolute chilliest of cockles" - Oz Hardwick, R'n'R Magazine ★★★
"impressive debut album" - Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman ★★★★
"very viable contenders on the world stage" - Kevin Bourke, Songlines Magazine ★★★
"when you've caught your breath you'll probably want to hear it all again" - Alex Monaghan, FolkWorld
"With a opener like this, I’m dying to hear what the next chapter will bring…" - Make Latvanen, FolkNotes
"simply exhilarating" - Darren Johnson, Darren's Music Blog
"what a hell of an album The Coast Road is" - Mick Tems, Folk Wales Online Magazine
"two bright and inspired talents" - Mike Ainscoe, At the Barrier