20180209: Friday 9th February: Daria Kulesh Quartet
Support: Jacob's Irregulars
Daria Kulesh Quartet: With her striking voice and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, "bold, exotic, impressive" Daria Kulesh is a rising star and unique character on the UK folk scene. Her "phenomenal" debut album Eternal Child was runner-up as FolkWords’ Best Album of 2015 from a Female Artist, and received numerous other accolades. Her 2017 album Long Lost Home has won awards in the UK and Russia, enjoyed national radio play and had incredible reviews, calling it a "triumph", a "masterpiece”.
Daria offers her audiences a thoroughly engaging, entertaining and enchanting experience. Her brand new stellar band, the Daria Kulesh Quartet, comprises one of the UK's leading young acoustic guitarists, Tristan Seume, alongside Marina Osman (piano) and Kate Rouse (hammered dulcimer). With a unique mix of instruments, innovative and delightful arrangements, impressive musicianship and exciting, dramatic storytelling, this is an experience not to be missed.
"The songs aren't just sung, but lived." (FATEA Magazine)
Two fiddlers, (one Welsh, one English) with a sideline in recorder and harp, Jacob's Irregulars, Annette and David, play mainly Celtic music from Wales, Brittany, Ireland, Scotland and North America, plus traditional British and Irish. The tunes are communicated absolutely straight, while their character and otherness are foregrounded by the means of arrangements largely improvised in performance - traditional, but at the same time, irregular.
8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)
Entry: £9(door), £8(advance), £7(members).