20190517: Friday 17th May: Hunter Muskett; Cambridge and Walker
Support: Anna Hester
Chris George, Terry Hiscock and Doug Morter formed Hunter Muskett in 1969 whilst still at college. Within a year they’d been signed by Decca producer Kim Margolis, and released ‘Every Time you Move’. In late 1970 bass player Rog Trevitt completed their line-up, and they spent the next three years touring almost continuously. In 2010, following the Cherry Red re-release of ‘Every Time You Move’, the same line-up of four Musketteers decided to meet up again for the first time in 30-odd years, and a ‘one-off’ performance led to new dates, new songs and the release of another album, ‘That Was Then This Is Now’. Another album, ‘Unafraid and Sober’, followed in 2017.
“Absolutely marvellous! Everything I want from a true folk album,” Bev Harris, Mainly Folk Brooklands Radio.
Cambridge and Walker: This duo is the result of a mutual interest in traditional songs, especially harmony singing, arising from individual performances at Black Fen Folk Club. David sings and plays guitar/buzouki and has been building a reputation as a singer/guitarist in Cambridge and the surrounding area- his love of the guitar is such that he spends a good deal of his time building them. Jenna sings and plays melodeon/piano accordion and has been singing in Cambridge for many years. She has just completed a Masters in Traditional Folk Music. During the 2016 festival season, David and Jenna decided to sing as a duo, and went public that autumn at Black Fen, Cambridge and Bury folk clubs. Since then they have appeared on local radio and played at various folk clubs including Black Fen, Cambridge, Great Bardfield, Hadleigh, The Milkmaid, Bury St.Edmunds and Royston. They have also played at the City Roots and Speakout events in Cambridge, Royston Music Festival, and the Folkalldayer event in Bury St. Edmunds, and have been invited to play at Black Fen Folk Club’s Folk Day concerts, and at Bury, Ely and Cambridge Folk Festivals.
“David & Jenna gave us a lovely set of beautifully harmonised songs, both traditional and contemporary,” Black Fen Folk Club.
Photograph by Zulfiya Wildezw
Anna Hester has performed widely in Milton Keynes, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, London and Berlin, in a range of venues from cosy canal boats in Ely to support slots at Milton Keynes’ The Stables Stage 2, and the acoustic stage at Milton Keynes International Festival in 2014, 2016 and 2018. Her second EP, ‘Towards Today’, produced by Dan Wilde, was released in November 2018.
Anna ‘moves effortlessly between genres, but always with an emotional core’ Cambridge Music Reviews.
8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)
Entry: £10(door), £9(advance), £8(members).