May 2025 on Porthminster Beach

12 - 14 May 2023 on Porthminster Beach

12 - 14 MAY 2023


Our Atlantic Roots



18:30 - 19:30

Mac and Laura Johnston, ‘Our Atlantic Roots’, fuse together poetic and beautifully authentic lyrics with incredibly tight harmonies. The blend of their vocals make it almost unbelievable that they are individually from countries that are thousands of miles apart, with Mac originally from North Carolina, USA and Laura from Yorkshire, UK.

The transatlantic, husband-wife duo now live in Cornwall (the wild Atlantic south-west coast of England) but spend much of their time travelling across the UK, sharing their songs and stories with audiences in an abundance of settings, from theatres to festivals, in barns, bars and even on beaches (hello!)! They have a special gift to write songs that connect with people of many ages and generations as they creatively present a blend of the cultures they are individually from, by merging various genres characterised by their country and folk roots. The duo have taken sonic inspiration from bands such as The Paper Kites, First Aid Kit and The Hollow Coves, but are often compared to the likes of Us The Duo, The Shires, and The Civil Wars.

‘Our Atlantic Roots’ have over 2.5 million streams on their releases to date, and are currently working on various song writing and recording projects to be released throughout 2023 and 2024, one of which is a new EP with BBC award winning folk producer, Andy Bell (Sam Sweeney, Bellowhead, Spell Songs).

“Unstoppable… When Our Atlantic Roots play, you listen.”

“The audience were mesmerised!”