Sunday, 25 February 2018

Well hello all!  It’s been a while.  We’ve had a wonderful little rest following the tour at the end of 2017 and we’re ready to get back on the road this Sunday with a headline at the fabulous Twickfolk.  The ‘Here’s a Health’ tour was so much fun, we managed to wend our way up and down and east to west from Durham to Devon and Bristol to ...Westcliff-on-sea (don’t worry Scotland, Wales and Ireland we haven’t forgotten you, plans are afoot).  Huge thanks to all those we saw along the way, particularly those who fed, housed and generally took care of us, your hospitality knows no bounds.  We’re so pleased with the way the album has been received and excited to keep touring it in new places this year. 

In March, 23rd and 24th to be precise, you can find us at the Maltings Arts Theatre, St.Albans with The Company of Players.  The two night album launch is in conjunction with OVO (, who will be punctuating the album tracks with some Shakespearian scenes and monologues.  We can’t wait to get back together with our pals and play some songs.  For more info about The Company of Players: 

Lots more gigs to be announced this year including an exciting collaboration, so don’t forget to keep an eye on our calendar page for the latest gig info.


Hope to see you along the way!


StM xx

Monday, 30 October 2017

Hello all, sorry it’s been so long!  We have been so busy in the past few months getting ready to release the new album ‘Here’s a Health’ and preparing for the tour but IT’S FINALLY HERE!  After a truly amazing time playing Costa Del Folk (yes, the maidens were flown out to Portugal and it was awesome), we returned home just in time to embark on our UK tour.  The tour started with an appearance at The Ilfracome Folk Roots and World Music Festival swiftly followed by supporting Lindisfarne at The Subscription Rooms, Stroud.  We have also just played our first headline gigs of the tour at the lovely Durham Gala Theatre and Barnoldwick Music and Arts centre, a relatively new venue but definitely one of our favourites, go and see some musicthere if you get the chance.  Thanks to all those who have come along so far, we have been having so much fun… but fear not, you are not too late.  
The rest of the tour kicks off in style Wednesday 1st November, with our album launch at The Water Rats, Kings Cross.  It’ll be your first chance to get your hands on our new album and we will be joined by special guests; Chris Cleverley, Griff Jameson (Fred’s House) and Dave Sutherland (Kim Lowings and the Greenwood).  Prepare for a bit of a party!  Otherwise, hopefully you can catch us at a venue near you throughout November (see below).  
Gotta go… touring to do.  See you soon!


Thursday, 13 April 2017

Just check out all these lovely dates we have coming up this year! Our tour is filling up nicely, and more exciting dates are being added!

We are also super excited to be singing abroad for the first (and second) time this year, in Germany in summer and as part of the Costa Del Folk Portugal line up in October! The album is starting to take shape, and we cannot wait to get it recorded in May. It's a nice mix of traditional and self penned tracks, and will have some really exciting guest musicians appearing on it too, so keep your eyes and ears peeled.

We played an absolutely amazing gig in Stratford Upon Avon on Saturday, with The Company of Players. We felt so honoured to have been invited by the Royal Shakespeare Company to play for them, and we really hope we can keep working with them in the future. 

Video by John Bailey

We embark on the next few dates of our tour in a couple of weeks, and after the reaction we got in Stratford, we could not be more excited to bring our music to more of your guys. The album is in the final stages of production and we are hoping to have it released by the autumn. More news on that soon.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Well, well, well. What a busy and exciting few months we've had!

Work on our album (due for release November 2017) is well underway, and we've been working really hard on new songs for the new year, which we are super excited to play for you all.

We've been gigging lots and have now finished for Christmas. At the start of December, we were really honoured to play on the main stage at the Great British Folk Festival in Skegness. We shared a line up with Cara Dillon, Kate Rusby, Levellers and Bob Geldof and were stoked to get an audience of some 2000 who all seemed to really enjoy our set! We spent an hour after the show selling and signing CDs and our new Christmas download (which is available now on our shop, and comes with exclusive, maiden designed cards) and had a thoroughly lovely and surreal time of it all. Thanks to Allan Wilkinson for these beautiful images of our set.

We've also started promoting our 2017 HEADLINE TOUR in earnest! Dates are being added to our 
calendar page and ticket links going up as and when we get them.

We start gigging again on the 14th of January at the Slindon Wassail, but in the meantime we are heading to Truro to record our debut album with The Company of  Players! We will keep you updated on social media, so keep your eyes peeled ove the next week or so.

Until soon, happy new year. May it be merry and bright for you all!
The Maidens

Sunday, 13 November 2016 usual, we have been rather slack in keeping up with this blog. Sorry about that,

A lot has happened since our last post....gosh...where to start!?

Our Dacorum festival gig with The Company of  Players was a huge success. There was dancing in the aisles and a standing ovation! Thanks so much to the guys who put on such a great event, and everyone who came to support it.

Our next Company gig was at Looe Music Festival, and was another great success, gaining celebrity fans including Jamie Roberts, Katriona Gilmore and Geoff Lakeman!!

We are now preparing for the recording of our album, which will be happening in Truro in January, and we're super excited to get back together with our friends, and to show you a little more of the stuff we worked on in Belper.

In the meantime, Said the Maiden have not slowed down! We have had fabulous gigs at Hitchin Folk Club, The Water Rats (supporting the incredible False Lights, who we urge you to check out, if you haven't), plus some really great house gigs. We've been practising a lot, and working on some new songs, which we are really exited to share with you guys. We are all delving into the world of writing, and the results are going to be really great. We've been demoing our album, and are looking to recording it in the summer next year. We have plans for merch, which will, hopefully, be available from The Great British Folk Festival in December, where we will be appearing on the main stage, as our reward for winning last year's Audience Choice award on the introducing stage. We will also be officially launching our tour, and our Christmas single!!! More news on that soon.

So we only have a few gigs left this year, and we're so excited about all of them. We will be adding next year's gigs onto our calendar shortly, so keep your eyes peeled for any chances to come and see us in your local area.

Until next time