PHIL BEER. - The multi-instrumentalist & vocalist of the West Country’s award winning acoustic duo Show of Hands. He is described as a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer. Phil has a great deal of material to draw on. All are songs and music of memory and significance sung in the subtle and melodic Phil Beer style. ‘Subtle, atmospheric... Bravely original’ ***** The Guardian.
THE WANTON SEED. -
The distinctive voices and musicianship of Jim Causley, Bryony Griffith, Jackie Oates and Bellowhead’s Paul Sartin come together to present a concert of songs celebrating the reissue of the song books Marrowbones and The Wanton Seed. The late Frank Purslow edited the original series in the 60s and 70s, selecting songs from The Hammond and Gardiner manuscripts.
An evening of music from some of the most important 19th century collections of English folk song.
Sat Mar 4
CEILIDH with NEDRON’S JIG. - You'll be in safe hands with the expert calling & playing from our band - Nedron's Jig. They'll guide you through dances like the Muffin Man's Jig and the Cumberland Square Eight with familiar tunes such as Atholl Highlanders, Rogue's March & The Dashing White Sergeant, so no experience is necessary. Come and enjoy a great evening of dance in our 18th century Long Barn.
PHILLIP HENRY & HANNAH MARTIN. - The alchemy of Martin's ever evocative song writing, fiddle and banjo playing and the much extolled skills of Henry on dobro, harmonica and lap steel guitar fuse into a wholly distinctive world sound. Their latest studio album, Watershed has received critical acclaim and further places the duo in the higher echelons of the roots genre. Winners of 2014's BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo.
NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS ALTWOOD ROAD, MAIDENHEAD, BERKS, SL6 4PF