8.00 pm Friday 20 November – Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith
Tickets £8 – £18
Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are one of the finest duos to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years. Their unique ability to make old songs seem relevant and new songs sound ancient has brought them widespread critical acclaim.
Their most recent album ‘Many a Thousand’ was released in autumn 2018 and accompanied by an extensive UK tour. The new material includes more original compositions with reflections on the modern world and storytelling that gets to the heart of life in Britain today. The original material sits alongside some unearthed gems from the British and Irish folk canons delivered with powerful harmony singing and sensitive musical arrangements.
The duo’s live performances are a celebration of traditional music but there is also a deep integrity and sincerity that stems from their passion for the social themes within the music. There is a common thread of political struggle, resistance, and justice as well as the occasional love song. Their shows manage to be both hard-hitting and uplifting and it is this ability that justifies their reputation as two of the most exciting musicians and social commentators on the scene.
8.00 pm Friday 18 December – Martin & Eliza Carthy
Tickets £8 – £22
Martin Carthy and his twice Mercury nominated daughter Eliza Carthy, join forces to perform for you.
Martin is a legendary ballad singer and guitarist who has influenced a generations of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, while Eliza has been twice-nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and a multiple-award winner at the BBC Radio Two Folk awards.
8.00 pm Monday 21 December – Furness Tradition Winter Gathering
We are going online for our annual party which will probably consist of a combination of live performance and recorded sequences. So far we have Mike Willoughby, Close Quarters and Mark Borthwick performing. Unfortunately we cannot supply you with Winter Warmer Stew or mince pies. (We may be able to send out the recipe!) There will be a nominal charge of £2, although other donations will be gratefully accepted.
We shall be using Zoom for our concerts. For more information about using Zoom click here.