20210917: Friday 17th September 2021: The John Ward Trio
Support: Kaszak and Afifi
8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)
Entry: £8(advance), £7(members).
Please buy tickets in advance.
To ensure social distancing, the number of seats will be limited.
The John Ward Trio
John has achieved an excellent reputation as a writer of powerful, thought-provoking and witty folk songs that often draw upon his life in a gritty port town and his wider travels in the world. After a life travelling on the road and making music, in 2014, Les Woodley, joined forces with John and Lynne to bring a fuller sound to these excellent songs that often capture the spirit of the times, and to perform them at folk clubs and festivals across the UK. The Trio also draws on its wider repertoire of traditional and contemporary songs and tunes, particularly songs suited to chorus singing. The Trio majors on powerful 3-part harmonies, accompanied by acoustic guitar, bodhran, harmonica, double bass, mandolin, accordion and whistles. All self-taught musicians who are no strangers to busking, the Trio’s performances are authentic and from the heart. Their choice of material, variety of instruments, versatility and engaging humour, not to mention John’s blistering bodhran solos, blend to delight and entertain folk audiences in intimate venues and bigger stages alike.
“The best folk music set I have ever seen ... literally" -- Attila the Stockbroker
Kaszak and Afifi
Martin Kaszak and Faradena Afifi are a duo performing a rich variety of acoustic music and original material from Folk to Country Blues and more modern songs . Martin is known for his warm vocals and finger-picking guitar and Faradena is a talented singer and musician providing beautiful close harmonies and playing viola and cello. Their first official performance was supporting John Renbourn and Wizz Jones and Martin and Fara’s performance attracted much praise and attention from these Folk/Blues legends. Their first album ‘The Bakers Son’ is out now.