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Catchy, rousing folk-roots-pop fusion on guitar, fiddle keys & upright bass.
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"Lyrics to make tears fall...Every part of the music is alive ... what actually happens is something magical.”

N P Ryan May 2024

Latest Release
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The latest EP No Time Like The Present is a milieu of Dryadic’s best yet compositions, and includes two previous singles; the feel-good, heartwarming "Pass It On", and the dreamy  epic "I Like".


The distinctive folk-infusion is served on a bed of superb production, peppered with an eclectic array of acoustic delights.

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"utterly lush from the very beginning to the very end"


Dryadic's inimitable balance of trad, new, romantic, feel-good and rousing traverses an acoustic spectrum with a folk-pop core and feisty smatterings of roots and gypsy at the edges.

Seamlessly smashing out feminist protest tracks, dreamy folk songs and unequivocally epic ballads with guitar, fiddle, keys, double bass and stomp. Rhythmical mix-ups underpin candid lyrics, heart-soaring hooks and intoxicating vocals to masterfully command the most diverse audience.

Dryadic has toured Europe, played notable stages such as Glastonbury Avalon, Chai Wallahs, Brighton Pride, Drayton Arms Theatre, Hackney Empire and at is a regular at countless UK festivals. She has played with Heather Peace, Grace Petrie, O'Hooley & Tidow and duetted live with the eminent Nadine Benjamin MBE.
Current Dryadic members are leader and song-writer Zora McDonald (The Tatsmiths, Duncan Disorderly & the Scallywags, Muddy Summers & the DFWs) on guitar, stomp and piano. Aly Rainey (My Mate Dave, Muddy Summers & the DFWs, Eve & the Garden) on fiddle and George Pearson (Swamp Stomp String Band) on double bass.

Aly's happy place is where her fiddle is (and it's a bloody gorgeous specimen too). Recent years have taken her on a voyage of self-discovery and this musical journey has taken her from the jazz basements of London to the secret spinning stages of Glastonbury and now to Dryadic's front room. Her musical style fuses classical training with hardcore folk and she loves to break the rules.

Dryadic performing 2022
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