Tim Jones & The Dark Lanterns

Tim Jones & The Dark Lanterns debut album St. Giles Bowl is available to buy now on our front page!

Forged in the folk clubs of North London, the band are influenced by the traditional singers and folk music of the UK, and use this sound to help Tim Jones’ songs come to life. Whether in the a capella Harringay Races, Her Long Red Hair’s shape-shifting fairy tale, or the boozy singalong of the title track, a sense of the stories and melodies that underpin folk music runs through all the songs. 

Praise for St Giles Bowl by Tim Jones & The Dark Lanterns

"After listening to the album a few times I've just managed to read the accompanying press release! It candidly states that "the album was recorded and mixed in a week at a studio on a dairy farm in Pembrokeshire with the aim of capturing something of the spontaneous and rough feel of an English Basement Tapes, or early Fairport Convention recordings", and I can hear exactly what the writer means by the first of those comparisons - it feels just like that, and I love it" - FATEA

"A wonderful CD" - 11islouderthan10

"You have to keep reminding yourself this is folk music written in these years not folk trawled from the mists of time. Waves of soft acoustic echoes couple with pulses of folk rock touches and together place ‘St Giles Bowl’ finely into today’s English folk legacy." - FolkWords

"Evocative of an era when groups called Flibbertigibbet, Spriguns of Tolgus and Brandywine Bridge walked the earth, and with an historical songwriting style not dissimilar to present-day Fairport, this should appeal to English folk-rock fans young and old" - fROOTS

"lovely stuff...  this is an album which stands up and shouts its message loud and proud" - UK Folk Music



Here are Tim & Ted (wait for it...) performing Far Normandy, the final song from the album, at The Convent in Gloucestershire. 


This track never made it onto the album, it's the Dark Lanterns' only country song - live at the Tiller Flat Folk Club on the Golden Hinde