Fri 17th Aug at 6:00pm - 1:00am
Hull Folk & Maritime Festival Launch Party
@ Fruit, Hull
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Hull Folk & Maritime Festival Launch Party: Blackbeard's Tea Party + Organikarmonic + Monkey's Fist + Kevin Dempsey + The Jody McKenna Band + Rosie Carson (USA) + Beggar's Bridge + David Ward MacLean + Dave Greaves
"Don't miss the exciting launch party for Hull's first Folk & Maritime Festival. This great event features non-stop entertainment from 6pm until late, with some of the region's best folk artists. You can expect a fun filled night with live music, bar and snack food for your enjoyment. Fruit is located near the waterfront in a former fruit warehouse. It forms part of Hull's emerging Arts Quarter.
Featuring Blackbeard's Tea Party, Kevin Dempsey & Rosie Carson (USA), Beggar's Bridge, Jody McKenna & Band, Monkey's Fist, OrGaNIKaRmoNic, Dave Greaves, David Ward Maclean...plus more!"
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Blackbeard's Tea Party combine fiddle, melodeon and voice with the interlocking grooves of two hand percussionists, a distorted electric guitar, and funk-inflected bass patterns. Though their music often takes traditional tunes and songs as the starting point, it's clear that Blackbeard's Tea Party is not for folk purists. Theirs is a gutsy take on folk which aims to renounce the trendy twee of bands like Mumford and Sons in favour of folk's darker and more primitive origins, all by way of classic rock, funk and dance music. The resulting arrangements are often quirky and boisterous. This playfulness - along with their anarchic and ebullient stage show - has won Blackbeard's Tea Party a small legion of fans.
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Monkey's Fist is a folk band formed in November 2000, specialising in maritime songs, shanties and ballads. Following several changes it has evolved into a four-part group consisting of Alan Collier, Steve Flude, Colin Devey, and John Horsey.
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Kevin Dempsey has music in his soul. His multi-facetted career is testament to his talent as a guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer. Kevin has built up a reputation as one of the music industry's hardest workers. Having worked with everyone from Percy Sledge to Mary Black and Alice Coltrane, Dempsey is currently working with folk groups Swarb's Lazarus and Uiscedwr, and fiddlist Joe Broughton.
"Master guitarist & veritable British folk icon" - Froots.
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→ Hull 10 min walk