20200228: Friday 28th February: Showcase: David Youngs and Sam Inglis; Jim Watts; Mythopoeic


The Basque Roads is the project of two Cambridge musicians, David Youngs and Sam Inglis, who set out to offend the folk world by taking traditional English songs, plugging electric guitars in and making a colossal racket. But their punk attitude wore off, and as time went by, their lo-fi, rough diamonds became more and more polished, to the point where it was recently described as 'folk-prog', and they weren't appalled.

Day jobs, perfectionism, false starts and other musical projects all meant that what started as a day's rough jamming took more than two years to complete. In that time, at least four songs fell by the wayside, including their version of 'William Guiseman', from which the album title, "I Have Committed Murder", is drawn.

The album CD will be available for sale at this evenings concert.

 The Basque Roads: http://www.themorningpeople.com/br/#.



Jim Watts
sings in a rich deep voice accompanied by smooth picking on his vintage Gibson and Levin Guitars. Jim has performed extensively around the UK and in France, playing at all kinds of venues and festivals .He has a wide Eclectic repertoire of Blues ,Folk and Country.
With songs drawn from Robert Johnson through to Townes Van Zandt he surely has something for everyone.


“Jim has a rich, brown blues voice which can send shivers up the spine”





Mythopoeic are Katherine Galvin and Holly Monk, young folk singer songwriter musicians from Cambridge.
After many years of attending folk festivals, Katherine and Holly decided to get together, write some songs and play the open mic session at the 2017 Ely Folk Festival. Their first ever gig was in the club tent on the Saturday, and they were chosen to open on the main festival stage the following evening. They were just twelve years old at the time.
Since then Mythopoeic have built on this early promise, writing songs and tunes and gigging extensively around the Cambridge area and at folk clubs further afield. They have had festival bookings at Ely Folk festival and Folk East as well as featuring several times on local BBC radio.
Mythopoeic play mainly their own songs and with some music from the tradition or their own “folked up” interpretations of more contemporary material. They demonstrate song writing skills way beyond their years, writing catchy songs that seamlessly combine beautiful vocal harmonies with compelling story telling.


8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Entry: £10(door), £9(advance), £8(members).