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Press Quotes

“...a moving paean to the lives of women from the North-East of England, from the fêted to the altogether more obscure.. ear-catching three-part vocal harmonies..

an uplifting foot-tapping delight.”

-Songlines Magazine (4 Stars)


“Blows struck and awareness raised, Howay The Lasses adds another keystone

to the North East musical legacy.”

-At The Barrier


“Howay the Lasses gives a new life to these sometimes unsung heroines, scientists, artists and social reformers who have reshaped our society by their example.

An intriguing concept album to savour”

-Bright Young Folk


“A testament to true stories of female empowerment set amid the stereotypically patriarchal landscape of the North East, this is a terrific and highly listenable album, the fact that it is just Howay The Lasses Vol 1 fuelling anticipation of what other unsung heroines they have to illuminate.”


“..this is an enjoyable album to listen to telling the stories of women who otherwise may behidden from history. With great vocals and instrumentals and intended as a first volume, we can eagerly

look forward to the second.”

-The Morning Star


“A track that sits comfortably with the traditions of this great club but also looks to the future and celebrates the beginnings of something new and exciting.”

-NUFC Women: Matchday programme on “Howay The Lasses”St James’ Park, 27th Nov 2022


“This album.. is a powerful lesson to our society as it manages to highlight, with the thoughtful use of words and strong melodies, the obstacles these women had to face - an empathetic experience all round.”

-Bright Young Folk

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