Sat 19 March
|Time||8:00 PM - 10:30 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
Luke De-Sciscio is a Bath based traditional singer-songwriter. The silence he commands is palpable, the appreciation his audiences give, biblical. Prepare for an immersive experience of heart, mind and soul, as Luke breaks you down and builds you back up again.
When the pandemic hit he had support slots with Cat Steven’s at Montreux Jazz Festival and was one of Bob Boilen’s (Tiny Desk) top picks for SXSW2020. However, the momentum ignited by his breakout record Good Bye Folk Boy was never halted. Instead, the energy that would have taken him across the planet became a song writing boom with Luke De-Sciscio releasing 3 further critically acclaimed albums since 2019’s ‘contemporary folk masterpiece’. Timeless lyricism, an ensnaring vocal and harp-like guitar.
– Seating arrangements are subject to change due to changes in social distancing regulations.
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– We support and recommend the use of face coverings by staff and attendees. This is a personal decision and not mandatory, but we ask everyone to respect the choice made by others.
– Do not attend the event if you are displaying Covid-19 symptoms, have tested positive, or have been a close contact of someone who is infected and are required to self isolate.