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Hannah Peel

We recently met Hannah when she came along to Spitfire HQ to perform a wonderful music box and woodwind orchestration of her piece ‘Standing on the Roof of the World’.

The Northern Irish artist, singer and electronic composer and member of The Magnetic North, released her most recent album Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia in 2017. A seven-movement odyssey composed for analogue synthesisers and full, traditional 29-piece colliery brass band. The journey continues Peel’s fascination with the brain and the explorative links between memory and music. Described by Mojo magazine as ‘celestial, mysterious and awe-inspiring’, it was also voted Observer Readers Album of the Year 2017, earning her the accolade of ‘A latter day Delia Derbyshire’.

On her recent trip to Spitfire’s studio in London, we were treated to a new music box and woodwind orchestration of her piece ‘Standing On The Roof Of The World’ featuring the Coriolis Quintet. Check out Homay talking to Hannah about her musical backgrounds, inspirations and more in the video below. Be sure to check out Hannah when she performs at the Southbank, London 14th April with Mary Casio and the BBC’s The Biggest Weekend on 25 May in Belfast.