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Brian McNeill – Thursday 15 December @ 7.30pm – Tickets £14.00 – Preston Minster, Church Street, Preston, PR1 3BU. Tickets are available on-line at www.fofshop.org.uk or send a cheque payable to ‘Friends of Folk’ to Jim Minall, 56 Victoria Park Avenue, Leyland, PR25 1UG
A career spanning 47 years has established Brian McNeill as one of the most acclaimed forces in Scottish music. He has performed around the globe, both as a soloist and with some of the era’s most influential bands, including Battlefield Band, which he founded in 1969. Brian performs and teaches regularly at many of the world’s major festivals and is the longest running booked artist at Cambridge Folk Festival. He is a core member of the fiddle phenomenon, Feast of Fiddles. His solo gig will include a wall of instruments – fiddle, octave fiddle, guitars, mandocello, bouzouki and concertina – and a wealth of songs that have found their way into many other performers’ repertoires across three continents. Add an acerbic humour, a passionate belief in the tradition’s future as well as its past and a stunning slice of real, hand made music and you have a performance of emotion, fun and sheer magic.
The Gren Bartley duo – Thursday 24 November @ 7.30pm – Tickets £13.00 – Preston Minster, Church Street, Preston, PR1 3BU. Tickets are available on-line at www.fofshop.org.uk or send a cheque payable to ‘Friends of Folk’ to Jim Minall, 56 Victoria Park Avenue, Leyland, PR25 1UG
Gren Bartley is an outstanding performer who last appeared as a support at a Friends of Folk gig and stole the show – so back as the main attraction! Gren Bartley has released three albums in the last three years, each one revealing an increasingly prolific and exceptional writer and musician. Now touring with a string section, three part harmonies and driving percussion he is creating something truly original in the underground folk scene. Already described as “enthralling, persuasive and masterly” (fRoots magazine), if you think you’ve heard something like it before… then think again.
From Psychedelia to Sonnets – the remarkable journey of Ashley Hutchings MBE together with Becky Mills – Thursday 20 October @ 7.30pm – Tickets £14.50 – Preston Minster, Church Street, Preston, PR1 3BU. Tickets are available on-line at www.fofshop.org.uk or send a cheque payable to ‘Friends of Folk’ to Jim Minall, 56 Victoria Park Avenue, Leyland, PR25 1UG
“Ashley Hutchings is the single most important figure in English folk-rock” – Bob Dylan
From Psychedelia to Sonnets is a words and music show in which Ashley tells his story from the world of late sixties rock, through traditional folk music, and theatre music to his work as a fine lyricist and poet. He reads from his book Words, Words, Words and together with Becky Mills sings songs from his illustrious history as original member or band leader of groups such as Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, The Albion Band and the Rainbow Chasers. He was also a music director at London’s National Theatre for four years and has interesting stories to tell of that time.
Ashley invited one of his favourite singer-musicians to join him in this presentation. Many will remember Becky Mills as an outstanding singer and guitarist who has appeared in the area before a number of times, often with Ken Nicol. She joins Ashley in this uniquely entertaining evening.
“An inspired work from start to finish, full of fascinating twists and turns” – BBC Music.
A new live double- album has recently been released by Talking Elephant Records of this show, under the same title of the performance.
Thursday 8 September @ 7.30pm – Three legends of the folk/rock scene come together in this exciting new trio.
Paul Burgess – rock drummer, notable for his association with a wide range of British rock and folk-rock bands. He is member of 10cc and previously with Jethro Tull, Camel, Magna Carta and The Icicle Works.
Ken Nicol – one of the country’s leading acoustic guitarists and singer/songwriter who has been a member of The Albion Band and Steeleye Span, alongside a highly successful solo career.
Rick Kemp – bass player, guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and record producer, best known for his work with the pioneering electric folk band, Steeleye Span.
Preston Minster, Church Street, Preston, PR1 3BU. Tickets are available on-line at www.fofshop.org.uk or send a cheque payable to ‘Friends of Folk’ to Jim Minall, 56 Victoria Park Avenue, Leyland, PR25 1UG
Friday July 8th.
The Arena, 39-43 Rookery lane, WS9 8QR
Tickets available from: http://skiddle.com/e/12733523
Doors 19:30 til late