Sat 19 March
|Time||7:30 PM - 10:00 PM|
The Drystones are a duo with a new take on the timeless folk union of fiddle and guitar. Combining, breath-taking live energy, ‘a brave experiential bent’ (David Kidman – FATEA), and a wealth of endlessly danceable tunes, they have been described as ‘indecently talented (Mike Harding) and earned themselves a nomination for the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards. With an album release and Arts Council funded tour in the pipeline for 2022, this year The Drystones are drawing from material they have gathered in the 10 years since they began busking on the streets of Somerset in their teens. Their stripped back live shows focus on the raw elements of their finely honed instrumental playing, and it makes for an unforgettable experience.
“To describe their instrumental style as spirited and animated would be akin to asserting that Bellowhead can be quite an energetic band” – Clive Pownceby, Living Tradition
“absolutely blown away by their energy”
– Will Lang – Halsway Manor Centre for Folk Arts
“Do keep your eyes and ears open for these rising stars as they prepare to take the festivals by storm this summer”
– Rebekah Foard, Bright Young Folk
“Fabulous, I haven’t seen anything like it in 45 years of folk!”
– Dave James – Bromyard Folk Festival
+ Support from Luke De-Sciscio.