20191122: Friday 22nd November: Eric Sedge; Na-Mara
Support: Sam Inglis and Abby Wollston
Hailing from the farming heartland of East Anglia and raised a stone’s throw from its coast, Eric takes his inspiration from the tales and folklore of his native county of Suffolk. With songs of the sea and the soil, and drawing on a youth spent working the land, Eric’s material provides a unique insight into the history and traditions of this quiet corner of England. Following a 2018 appearance at the prestigious Cropredy Festival, in 2019 he became a special guest on Richard Digance’s UK tour. His CD ‘Pleased to Meet You’ was released to accompany the 2018 tour.
“A modern-day troubadour telling tales of ordinary folk,” Fatea Magazine.
Na-Mara (Paul McNamara – guitar, vocals - and Rob Garcia - guitar, mandola, mandolin) have built an enviable reputation for fine story-telling and musicianship, performing in venues and festivals across the UK, at events in France, Spain, Germany and China and on BBC Radio 4. They consistently deliver new and exciting material to folk audiences with their own provocative material in traditional style on contemporary and historical topics; their English translations of songs from Breton, French and Quebecois traditions; and their take on traditional tunes from Brittany, France, and the Spanish Celtic regions of Asturias and Galicia. Their new album, Sisters and Brothers, is available now.
“Any music produced by Na-Mara, be it live or recorded, will be of the highest quality and guaranteed to involve subjects and themes of compelling interest” Fatea.
Sam Inglis & Abby Wollston
Traditional English and Scottish folk songs arranged for voice, fingerstyle guitar, cello and nyckelharpa. There will be ships sunk, hearts broken, senseless murder and inappropriate use of the word 'gentle'.
8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)
Entry: £10(door), £9(advance), £8(members).