Daphne's Flight is a collaboration between five of the most highly-regarded female vocalists, instrumentalist and songwriters in the British folk and root music scene: Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson and Chris While. The collaboration resulted in a highly-regarded album and a sell-out tour. The project helped to cement relationships between the members, raised their individual profiles nationally and internationally, and has been seen as marking a turning point in the role of women within the English folk movement. The group made their début at the 1995 Cambridge Folk Festival, where they were one of the hits of the event. This was followed by a major concert at London's prestigious Union Chapel in December 1995. In January 1996 they recorded their eponymous album in ten days. The album proved a one-off for the time being as the members pursued their own careers, but they have appeared on and contributed to each other’s albums and live appearances. Partial reunions have occurred for specific gigs, and in 2003 at the Prebendal Festival they reassembled for a reunion.