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Elizabeth McGovern of 'Downton Abbey' to tour U.S. with folk-rock band

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Elizabeth McGovern
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Lady Cora is coming back to America, but this time, it’s in real life. According to The Associated Press, McGovern and her folk-rock band, Sadie and the Hotheads, will be embarking on a 10-date U.S. tour along the East coast starting Dec. 4. The seven-person band was formed in 2007 with McGovern as the lead vocalist and picked up in popularity when Downton Abbey came along.

“It’s a slightly funny experience for fans of the show to come hear the music because it’s such a different world to the show itself,” McGovern told The Associated Press. “When we first started touring there would be a lot of people carrying Downton Abbey books … and I could see a look of surprise on their faces because it isn’t what you expect. I mean it’s not a classical quartet of violins.”

The band’s website describes their sound as “a world of musical influences, from ’60s pop to country, esoteric folk to jazz, Celtic to torch songs.” Below, watch McGovern and her band playing ‘The Cow Song.’