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(thered dear

Dylan & Isobel (17 & 15) siblings
making music. Norfolk, England. 2018

Hi! We’re (The) Red Dear: siblings Dylan and Izzy, aged 17&15, and we don’t have a TV. Instead, we write and record modern folk music. Traditional acoustic instruments and vocal harmonies form the basis of our music, with a little bit of electric guitar, and some other weird stuff. We play acoustic guitars with cello bows, use a 43 stringed autoharp, and include atmospheric sounds in our recordings.


We formed (The) Red Dear in early 2016 and started performing live on a regular basis. We recorded our first EP “Demo” which resulted in lots of local radio play, and we were thrilled to have our track “Paper Dust” played nationally on BBC Radio One. 

Red Dear

Demo EP

Download our first EP "Demo" for free or for a donation on Bandcamp.
Physical music and merch is also available.

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Upcoming Shows


31.10.18 • Lucy Grub EP Launch, Norwich Arts Centre • INFO

Past Shows

07.09.18 • Jurnets Bar, Norwich

26.08.18 • Trunchonbury Festival

19.08.18 • FolkEast Festival

16.08.18 • Head Out Not Home, NAC Gardens

15.07.18 • Worstead Festival

15.07.18 • Latitude Festival, Inbetweeners Stage

22.07.18 • Jimmy's Farm Festival

08.07.18 • Folk In A Field Festival

07.08.18 • Lord Mayor's Celebrations w/ Sonic Youths Norwich Arts Centre

17.06.18 • Print to The People Art Car Boot w/ Sonic Youths, Redwell Brewery

12.05.18 • Cromer Folk on The Pier Fringe Fest, Cromer Social Club

03.05.18 • The Birdcage, Norwich

20.04.18 • Jurnets Bar, Norwich

14.04.18 • Sonic Youths 'SALON!', Norwich Arts Centre Bar

07.04.18 • RPM Club Music Market, Elsing, Norfolk

19.12.17 • Supporting Moulettes, Norwich Arts Centre

01.12.17 • Jurnets Bar, Norwich

02.11.17 • The Birdcage, Norwich

14.10.17 • RPM Club Music Market, Elsing, Norfolk

12.10.17 • Open Club Rooms, Norwich

09.09.17 • Sonic Youths, Norwich Arts Centre Bar

Our Monthly Playlists

Check out our Monthly Spotify Playlists! This month's is full of songs that you might not expect us to listen to.

Tracks You Might Not Think We'd Like