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Sun 23rd Jun at 12:45pm
Folk At The House
@ Wivenhoe House Hotel, Colchester
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Folk At The House: Show Of Hands + Nancy Kerr & James Fagan + Eleanor McEvoy + Lisbee Stainton + ColvinQuarmby + Jigantics + Nicky Swann Trio + Roxanne De Bastion + The Medlars + The Brickwork Lizards + Delorean
Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are widely acknowledged as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. Knightley, who writes most of their inspired material and Beer, a dazzling multi instrumentalist, have built up a huge following which has seen them sell out the Albert Hall four times and headline at major festivals from Glastonbury to WOMAD.
Voted Best Duo in the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (as well as clinching Best Original Song for Knightley's acclaimed Arrogance Ignorance and Greed) the
jury is still out on just what kind of music they play. A genre defying mix of rock, roots, blues, country, trad, and often influenced by the music of other countries, it is played out on an array of instruments from slide guitar to fiddle, mandolin to South American cuatro.
'Formidable operators in the roots arena. A class act' (The Independent).
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A young and exciting folk duo, performing a wide variety of traditional and modern songs and tunes, many of them self-penned, and playing fiddle and bouzouki. Charming and multi-talented, Winners in 2011 of the BBC2 Folk Awards for Best Duo
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Eleanor McEvoy is one of Ireland's most accomplished contemporary singer / songwriters. McEvoy composed the song Only A Woman's Heart, title track of A Woman's Heart, the best-selling Irish album in Irish history.
McEvoy has released eight albums to date and is about to release her 9th album, 'Alone.' The album is comprised of a beautiful collection of 12 stripped-down solo tracks, including the new single 'You'll Hear Better Songs (Than This)' and 'A Woman's Heart.'
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Lisbee Stainton is a young singer-songwriter known as 'The English Rose With The 8-String Guitar', who has been writing songs since she was a child.
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Talented singer/songwriter led group featuring Gerry Colvin and Nick Quarmby. They have been part of the professional circuit for a number of years and their achingly beautiful ballads, catchy choruses and energetic beats always captivate their audiences. Playing “refreshingly different acoustic music”, it's a potent mix of driving rhythm laced with liberal helpings of folk, country and skiffle, with an intelligent use of the pop sensibility, topped off with irresistible harmonies and lyrics of pure poetry and subtle wit. Growing favourites on the Folk/Acoustic circuit, the live show is spontaneous – unpredictable, often hilarious and always hugely entertaining.
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5-piece, Americana influenced, folk and roots band. Between them the band members play, and on occasions swap, a whole range of musical instruments, fiddle, mandolin, slide and acoustic guitars and together with stunning five part harmonies create a sound uniquely their own. It’s a potent mix played by musicians with a formula and chemistry that brings their performance alive.
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Roxanne De Bastion performed in and around Berlin for 10 years before she moved over to London in 2006 where she began writing sweet and sour songs of life in London.
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An Oxford 8 piece, recalling the music of the 30s and 40s, featuring oud, cello, guitars, banjo, keys, trumpet and percussion under the silky Arabic vocals of Tarik Bashir and the wise words of MC Tomohawk
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Venue: Wivenhoe House Hotel