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Michell, Pfeiffer & Kulesh

-Mike Harding



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Michell, Pfeiffer & Kulesh are an all-female close harmony folk trio that brings together the exciting talents and exquisite voices of award-winning singers and songwriters Odette Michell, Karen Pfeiffer and Daria Kulesh.

Their stunning three-part vocal harmonies bring to life spellbinding folk tales, expertly woven together with a vibrant international twist - a project that would never transpired had it not been for the lockdowns, when three of the busiest female performers on the folk scene found themselves somewhat less occupied than before. Introducing Stage winners at The Great British Folk Festival 2023 by public vote, they wow their audiences with a deeply moving, exciting and unique live show.  Theirs is a unique cross-cultural, multi-lingual, multi-instrumental collaboration, turning familiar folk tunes into something fresh and powerful.


Described as

"Tremendous" (Mike Harding), "Exquisite" ( and "Entrancing" (FATEA)

“Individually, all three are outstanding performers, together they are unrivalled” -
“Brilliant... First class, beautiful harmonies...” - Celtic Heartbeat, BBC Radio Wales
“Beautiful harmonies...Folksongs that tell stories of female empowerment and a desire for peace...As relevant as ever in our current times” ★★★★★ Morning Star (Steve Johnson) 

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Odette Michell (England) is an award-winning British folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who's sound is deeply rooted in the English folk tradition. Odette plays guitar, bouzouki and accordion and has played alongside Show of Hands and Seth Lakeman, as well as opening for the likes of Martin Carthy and Phil Beer. Her 2019 debut album 'The Wildest Rose' was met with critical acclaim, making several of the end of year best-of lists. Odette has since appeared at Celtic Connections, has headlined three solo UK tours and was winner of the 'Female Artist of The Year' at the 2019 FATEA Awards.

Karen Pfeiffer (Germany) burst onto the British folk scene only four years ago as one half of the Anglo-German duo Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer. Having extensively toured their shows in the UK and around the world, Karen is wooing audiences not only with her natural theatricality and life affirming playful energy, but also with her “seriously impressive, mezzo-soprano voice: one that would not be out of place on the opera stage.” (The Living Tradition). The finishing touches to have audiences melt in her hands are her oatcake-induced Swabian-Staffordshire accent and her legendary German humour.

Daria Kulesh (Russia) has been described by Mike Harding as “one of the finest voices and one of the most intriguing and interesting songwriters on the present folk scene”. Mixing her Eastern roots with Western folk influences, she creates an original and exciting sound, full of passion and magic. Born in Russia but based in the UK for the last 15 years, she fearlessly explores her heritage and turbulent family history in Ingushetia (North Caucasus) with songs that "aren't just sung, but lived". She has toured extensively and has three award-winning solo albums to her name.

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Michell, Pfeiffer & Kulesh's much anticipated full-length debut album 'Flowers' is due for release in 2024. The album features notable contributions from Phil Beer, Johnny Dyer, Marina Osman and Katrina Davies and is masterfully produced by Jason Emberton. Below are a selection of taster tracks that can be listened to ahead of its release:

Tour Dates - 'Flowers' Tour 2024

10 May 2024 - Potteries Folk Club, Stoke-on-Trent - TICKETS / INFO

07 June 2024 - Wimborne Minster Folk Festival - TICKETS / INFO

08 June 2024 - Silver Street Sessions, Taunton - TICKETS / INFO


09 June 2024 - Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Walton (Matinee) - TICKETS / INFO

09 June 2024 - Readifolk, Watlington House, Reading - TICKETS / INFO

15 June 2024 - Beardy Folk Festival, Kidderminster - TICKETS / INFO

4-5 Aug 2024 - Sidmouth Folk Festival, Devon - TICKETS / INFO

16+18 Aug 2024 - Moira Furnace Folk Festival, Swadlincote - TICKETS / INFO

29 Sept 2024 - Green Note, London - TICKETS / INFO

12 Oct 2024 - Derby Folk Festival - TICKETS / INFO






25 Oct 2023 - Red Lion Folk Club, Birmingham


03 Sept 2023 - The Musician, Leicester

02 Sept 2023 - Moseley Folk Festival

30 July 2023 - Better World Festival

16 July 2023 - Folk on the Farm Festival

01 July 2023 - Gate To Southwell Festival

28 April 2023 - Henderson Hub

08 Jan 2023 - Kitchen Garden Cafe

07 Jan 2023 - Great British Folk Festival

15 Aug 2022 - Green Note, London

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Michell, Pfeiffer & Kulesh are represented by Ellhorn Music Management -

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