Inspired by the likes of The Elizabethan Sessions and The Full English, The Company of Players is a contemporary folk supergroup set up by Jess Distill of Said The
Maiden. The purpose - to write, record and perform songs inspired by the works of William Shakespeare, as 2016 marked the 400th anniversary of his death.
The collective features the talents of emerging folk artists Said The Maiden, Lukas Drinkwater, Kelly Oliver, Sam Kelly, Chris Cleverley, Kim Lowings, Minnie
Birch, and Daria Kulesh.
The supergroup's debut album Shakespeare Songs is one of The Times' 100 best albums of 2018.
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Photography: Elly Lucas