Christmas At Home With Jackie Oates & John Spiers
Following the success of last years' Christmas Concert, join Jackie Oates and John Spiers from Jackie's festive living room in Wallingford, as they perform a brand new set of arranged traditional Christmas songs and tunes.
The performance will appear in the form of a pre recorded video live concert, filmed at Jackie's house in Wallingford, interspersed with interviews and chat from various locations around John's home village of Wootton. The private link for the video will be e mailed to each ticket holder on Sunday 19th December, and will be available for a month thereafter.
Multi award-winning contemporary folk duo Jackie Oates and John Spiers meld together their love of English traditional folk tunes and songs with their voices and acoustic instruments, resulting in a fresh sound that is uplifting, joyful and poignant.
John and Jackie, already admiring of each other?s work, met through the vibrant folk scene of Oxford and its surrounding villages, after Jackie moved to the area. They began playing music together shortly after, through regular appearances at Nettlebed Folk Club, special festival sets, a live set for BBC Radio 3 and John?s contribution to Jackie's seventh album The Joy of Living. Their debut, homespun album, 'Needle Pin, Needle Pin' was released during March of 2020
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It’s possible to remain a newcomer in folk music for far longer than in any other genre, but after 17 years and seven solo albums Jackie Oates must surely be considered one of the mainstays of an accomplished, informed and stylistically individual English traditional music scene that began in the early 2000s and continues to thrive.
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John is undoubtedly one of the best melodeon players of his generation. Over the past decade or so he has straddled the line between the traditional and contemporary, performing under the guise of Spiers & Boden and with folk super group Bellowhead.
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