Abbey Thomas Mandolin Magic Featuring Silas Powell

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Abbey Thomas’s music benefits from a wide pool of influences. Her strong musical rooting within bluegrass and old-time have grown into confident and rich-toned mandolin playing, showcasing high-speed melodic and creative improvisation whilst playing with bands including Flats & Sharps, Old Baby Mackerel, and her own project Blue Lass. Abbey went on to find inspiration within British folk, studying and achieving a first-class degree in Folk music performance at Leeds Conservatoire, where she discovered her passion for writing enigmatic and vibrant instrumental folk tunes on both the mandolin and the melodeon.