Amy Darby

Full name Amy Darby

Instruments Vocals, clarinet, recorders, theremin, djembe, percussion, celtic harp, spoons

Thieves’ Kitchen “The Clockwork Universe” 2015
Thieves’ Kitchen “One for Sorrow, Two for Joy” 2013
Thieves’ Kitchen “The Water Road” 2008
Thieves’ Kitchen “Shibboleth” 2003
The Thin Blues Line (self-titled) 1999

Five indispensable recordings
Joni Mitchell “Court and Spark”
Elgar “Cello Concerto in E Minor (Op.85)”
Charles Mingus “Mingus Ah Um”
Loreena McKennitt “The Mask and Mirror”
Candidate “Oxengate”

Currently listening to
Julie Fowlis “alterum”
Dead Can Dance “Aion”
Trettioåriga Kriget “Kriggsång”
Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita “Soar”

Buffet Crampon Bb Clarinet
Yamaha Baroque tenor recorder
Aulos descant recorder
Earth Tone Native American concert drone flute in F# minor
Moog Etherwave theremin
Line 6 POD
Kambala 13″ djembe traditionel
RhythmTech percussion
Various ethnic percussion
38-string Clarsach Celtic harp
Customised IKEA spoons (Dessertspoons. Very important!)

Favourite quote “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious; it is the source of all true art and science” – Albert Einstein