Music

MUSIC NIGHTS @ ETAL VILLAGE HALL

Tickets are £12, doors open 7.30pm, music starts 8.00pm, bar on site. For further information / tickets contact Helen or Steve on 01890 820566 or e-mail steve.w.taylor@btinternet.com

April 4th – Twelfth Day (SORRY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED)
Why limit yourself to a label? That’s the mantra of Twelfth Day, the duo that has been challenging its broad spectrum of listeners with its genre-bending music for almost a decade. Though Catriona Price’s violin and Esther Swift’s pedal harp remain the front and centre of their sound, and the mastery of their instruments is evident, Twelfth Day draws from a more expansive palette than the number of instruments might suggest, leaving a lasting impact on the listener.

Saturday 13th June 8pm
Martin Carthy

Lifetime Achievement Award – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014
For more than 50 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.
“Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all” Q Magazine
“Carthy is a master of the ballad of substance, songs that tell stories, whether they are traditional, his own or from contemporary writers.’”The Telegraph

Saturday 3rd October 8pm
Janice Burns and Jon Doran.

Janice Burns & Jon Doran are a folk duo based in the North-East of England who formed in 2017 after discovering their shared love for traditional song. Their compelling storytelling comes alive through tight vocal harmonies and thoughtful interplay between mandolin and bouzouki.

November 14th – Broom Bezzums.
Gutsy folk with a critical eye, a sense of fun and a desire for a better future. Multi award-winning folk duo Broom Bezzums match the quality of their songwriting with skilful musicianship and spine-tingling vocals to deliver performances you can’t forget. In their songs and anecdotes, the pair draw on their unconventional biographies to let audiences experience their music as they do.
Andrew Cadie is a fiddler, piper and guitarist with a distinctive style, based on the traditions of his native Northumberland. Mark Bloomer is a ‘reformed’ drummer and founder member of Babylon Zoo, who topped the charts worldwide in the 1990s with ‘Spaceman’. Four years spent in Ireland led him to move on to guitar and mandola, which he plays with a wrought-iron Black Country backbeat. After working their separate ways across Europe as young street musicians Andrew and Mark settled in Germany, where they met and formed Broom Bezzums in 2005. Now, with five albums to their name and a busy touring schedule, the duo are one of the top acts of the German folk scene, headlining festivals and appearing regularly on TV and radio.