20180511: Friday 11th May: Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage
A chance meeting at Cambridge’s Black Fen Folk Club uncovered Hannah and Ben’s shared musical passions and sympathies, which have since developed into their unique and intimate interpretation of American roots and English folk music.
Singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar, their warm distilling of influences from both sides of the Atlantic produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own. Their beautifully pure vocals aptly convey the emotion and narrative of their songs, in material as joyful and fun as it is intense.
Their warmth and confidence in each other and their natural ease and connection makes Hannah and Ben a genuine pleasure to witness on stage.
‘An exquisite soundscape … the result of passion, precision and unbridled intimacy’ R2 Magazine.
Acoustic trio Glymjack, led by singer/songwriter Greg McDonald, with fiddle virtuoso Gemma Gayner and bassist Dickon Collinson, deliver a high energy, harmony-rich set of hard-hitting originals, English folk songs and fiddle tunes. Featuring Show of Hands legends Phil Beer, Steve Knightley and Miranda Sykes, Glymjack’s debut album Light the Evening Fire has just been released. In Victorian underworld slang, a glymjack is a street child who led strangers through the streets of London.
‘Poetic, literate, raw songwriting’ The Arts Desk.
8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)