Join Jim in celebrating the Christmas season as he entertains you with lesser known West Country carols, medieval and secular carols from around the British Isles, his own settings of moving Christmas poems by his relative, the late Cornish poet Charles Causley as well a gurt dollop of festive fun with songs of over-indulgence and even a spot of panto too! If you are feeling a little dismayed with the over-commercialisation of “Christmas present” then join Jim for a journey […]
John Kirkpatrick has been dancing, singing, and playing his way around the English folk scene since he joined Hammersmith Morris Men in 1959 at the age of twelve. Displaying a rare skill on a variety of push-pull squeezeboxes - the melodeon, the button accordion, and the Anglo concertina - he has been fully professional since 1970, not only with vast amounts of solo appearances, but also in all kinds of duos, trios, and bands – including spells in Steeleye Span, […]
Andy Cutting is a rarity. A musician's musician (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner Best Musician 2008, 2011 & 2016): a soulful and technically outstanding melodeon practitioner with an ear for a fine tune. Many of his tunes have been purloined along the way: some considered contemporary classics on the folk scene. But then, Andy is also a warm and emotive performer, modestly engaging his audiences with his self-deprecating wit and then flooring them with downright staggering musicianship. There are […]
Every so often, pioneers emerge whose imaginative approach to playing traditional music causes people to sit up and listen. Peter Knight and John Spiers (whilst hardly qualifying as 'emerging' artists) are one such example. Their latest album ‘Both in a Tune’ has received outstanding critical acclaim, and was named as one of the ‘10 Best New Albums from Around the World’ by the influential music journal, SONGLINES. While Peter Knight, as part of Steeleye Span’s classic 1970s line-up, helped invent […]
The Finn Collinson Band seamlessly blend old and new music, creating a refreshingly innovative take on contemporary folk. Their dynamic live show is meticulously crafted yet endearingly spontaneous, respectfully traditional yet strikingly modern, and reassuringly familiar yet spellbindingly imaginative. Finn is widely regarded as a ground-breaking recorder player on the English folk scene, as well as a distinguished guitarist, vocalist, tunesmith and educator. Shortlisted for the BBC Young Folk Award in 2018, he has toured extensively with various ensembles, making […]
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