“The Darkness Between the Leaves”

“This is a thoroughly impressive project, hopefully just a first installment.” Global a Gogo

“a slow-burning polyphonic guitar trance in conversation with the n’goni like a Bambara-inflected Pentangle” David Honigmann, Financial Times (4 stars from 5)

“tender twang and a seamless, international blend of musical styles…stunning…softly spectacular” Adriane Pontecorvo, Pop Matters (8 stars from 10)

” an unusual combination of 1960s-style folk (sweet, mellifluous, non-confrontational vocals) with the ambience of jazz and the gorgeous jangling counterpoint of ngoni and kora” Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald (3.5 stars from 5)

“a charmingly fresh and bluesy set” Robin Denselow, The Guardian (monthly world music picks)

“(a) wonderful album. Great stuff” T. Bebedor, Dancing About Architecture

“textured stringed-instrument magic, poetic songwriting and murmuring harmony vocals that sounds like psych-folk pioneers the Incredible String Band crossed with Crosby, Stills and Nash. The overall effect is soothing, meditative and incredibly beautiful” Nigel Williamson, Songlines (4 stars from 5)

Press Reactions to Waiting for the Storm (Mark Mulholland & Craig Ward, 2012)


A late night masterpiece to salve bruised souls, one of the best albums of 2012.
R2 (5 stars from 5)

A remarkable and bold collaboration
The Telegraph (one of “Five summer treats of British folk music” )

The music will speak for itself – and yield hidden riches over countless return visits
The Irish Times

Different, creative, challenging, intriguing, unique and very satisfying
Green Man (top 12 albums of 2012)

Strange and beautiful, one of those unique records that feel as if you’re being taken on a journey.
6 Days from Tomorrow (no. 21 of 50 best albums of 2012)

Timeless, intimate and immediate. A magical listen.
Misfit City

Perfectly crafted, astounding

The more I listen, the more ambitious the whole thing sounds.
No Depression

There is no doubt about the quality of the music that these guys make.
BBC Scotland

For those who like their folk dark and tense.