Forthcoming Concerts with ticket links

All concerts start at 8.00 pm. Doors open 7.30 pm

16 September

Will Pound

Will is renowned for his melodeon playing and is a first-class harmonica player. He is also a Patron of Warwick Folk Festival. Here is a review of his 2013 CD “A Cut Above”:

26-year-old moothie [harmonica] maestro Will Pound has already earned compliments aplenty, from Lancashire lefty Mike Harding and the somewhat less socialist Daily Telegraph among others. And rightly so: his playing is indeed A Cut Above. This solo debut sees him slice through folk, swing, bluegrass and even a bit of celtic music. The unifying theme is English folk, from the simple melodies and tricky rhythms of Cotswold morris to the stirring dance tunes of Northumberland. Will also plays his own composition Waxy’s, dedicated to a Glasgow pub whose drinkers can’t usually remember its name afterwards: a funky little reel which would make Brendan Power proud.

Will Atkinson’s 93 Not Out is a gage flung down by that great Northumbrian player of the tin sandwich: only time will tell if young Pound is still pumping wind through the reeds in 56 years’ time, but he can certainly blow up a storm now. 

http://www.willpound.com

Reviewer: Alex Monaghan

Tickets £12.10 from: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/549634

21 October 2022

Gilmore & Roberts

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK’s biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work.

Tickets £13.20 from: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/552117/

18 November

Granny’s Attic

With exceptional musicianship and boundless energy, Granny’s Attic are going from strength to strength. Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (melodeon, anglo concertina, vocals), George Sansome (guitar, vocals) and Lewis Wood (violin, vocals) have honed their skills touring the UK and Europe since 2009. They are much loved by audiences up and down the country, with bookings everywhere from Cambridge Folk Festival to Cecil Sharp House.

The trio have been heralded for their lively performances and skilled delivery of traditional material, playing with verve, energy and their own inimitable style. Though grounded in tradition, they are keen to push new boundaries by exploring fresh approaches and writing their own compositions. In October 2021, they released their latest album, The Brickfields, an instrumental collection that sees them reach new heights both as performers and composers. Described by Folk Radio as “one of the most exciting and accomplished English folk acts on the scene right now”, this outstanding trio can hold audiences in the palm of their hand.

“Their high-octane take on English folk has brought a whole new audience to the genre.”The Irish Times

“High quality folk songs.”Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music

“Great tunes, great energy, great arrangements, great stuff!”Jon Boden

“Traditional folk music taken far beyond its parameters.”Tykes News

Tickets £15.40 from: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/554207/

16 December

Magpie Lane

“a magnificent collection of markedly less familiar seasonal repertoire, performed by a trusty band of minstrels with a healthy track record”

“a fine seasonal offering and a fitting tribute to the skill and craftsmanship of one of the country’s most enduring folk ensembles”

Tickets £11 from wegottickets
The event link is www.wegottickets.com/event/553262/

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