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The Askew Sisters

Emily Askew and Hazel Askew (Lady Maisery) have become known as two of the foremost performers and interpreters of English folk music.

They rework and reinterpret songs and balladry, creating breathtaking arrangements. Both are skilled multi-instrumentalists and expert players of dance music - using fiddle, melodeon, concertina and cello in their innate drive to bring old dance music to life.

WHY? ‘This is traditional folk in a fine, fresh form’ The Telegraph

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£14, £12 Advantage Card holders

Tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

@AskewSisters
@nordenfarm

The Askew Sisters Website

other events you may be interested in

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London Klezmer Quartet

Laugh, cry, dance and sing as the London Klezmer Quartet brings you the best of klezmer in a journey from the Baltic to the Black Sea - and beyond.

The line up includes Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet), Carol Isaacs (accordion) and Indra Buraczewska (double bass). Indra's sultry vocals also breathe new life into old songs of love, life, food and drink.

WHY? ‘A fantastic sound with inventive arrangements, virtuosity, exciting original tunes and soulful playing’ Songlines Magazine

‘Exuberant yet cultured playing... no shortage of dynamism here... The tradition is safe in the hands of the next generation’ Sunday Times

‘Dynamic and authentic’ Time Out

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£15, £13 Supporters

London Klezmer Quartet Website

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John Kirkpatrick

John is a leading interpreter of English folk song and has also established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso (melodeon, anglo concertina, button accordion).

He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Steeleye Span and Brass Monkey, to name just a few.

WHY? ‘Kirkpatrick's buoyant presence and lust for this music sounds more rampant than ever’ fRoots Magazine

Presented by RM Promotions.

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£16.50

John's Website

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Songs from Ireland

Pat Abernethy (from Belfast) and Dave Marsden (from Dublin) return to their Irish roots for this intimate evening of music and stories.

All the songs reflect the Irish spirit in its many forms - nostalgia, romance, emigration, politics, loss, humour and more. Between songs, you will also be regaled with stories from their days in Ireland.

WHY? Featuring songs from the likes of Paul Brady, Tommy Makem, The Furey Brothers, Van Morrison and Val Doonican

Presented by Isosceles.

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£14 (£12 conc)

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Blue County

Aaron Benward and Scott Reeves both had impressive professional resumés before they brought their voices together.

Aaron toured and recorded with his gospel singer father while Scott was encouraged to sing as a youngster by family friend Glen Campbell. They bring together a natural flair for harmony. Blue County have toured extensively with Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Keith Urban and Tim McGraw. They have also been featured artists in People Magazine.

WHY? Three Time CMA and ACM Nominated Duo of the Year with six US Billboard Top 40 hits

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£15

@BlueCountyMusic
@nordenfarm

Blue County's Website

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Jo Harman

Widely regarded as one of Europe's finest ever soul/blues fuelled voices, Jo Harman is an international touring and recording artist who remains a genre-defying artist.

A multi award winning performer, Jo has achieved considerable success at home and abroad, headlining prestigious venues and festivals throughout Europe and beyond. These include playing as one of eleven artists to 300k people at Parkpop in the Hague and opening London's BluesFest - performing a set at the 20k capacity O2 Arena.

Join Jo for an intimate evening of sincere and heartfelt music in our Studio theatre.

WHY? Rag’n’Bone Man recently took to social media to proclaim Jo 'one of this country's finest talents'

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£15, £13 Advantage Card

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Mile Twelve

Formed in Boston in 2014, Mile Twelve have performed extensively across the USA, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.

In 2017, the band were awarded Momentum Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association. Their music draws on a range of diverse influences. Expect an evening of captivating songs and adventurous instrumentals.

WHY? An award-winning American band, beautifully walking the line between contemporary and traditional bluegrass and acoustic roots.

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£14 (£12 conc)

Mile Twelve's Website

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Spring
Wed 9 Jan – 13 Feb, 27 Feb – 27 Mar and 3 Apr – 8 May (exc 6 and 10 Apr)
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 10 Jan – 14 Feb, 28 Feb – 28 Mar and 4 Apr – 9 May (exc 7 and 11 Apr)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Spring
Wed 9 Jan – 13 Feb, 27 Feb – 27 Mar and 3 Apr – 8 May (exc 6 and 10 Apr)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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