Date(s) - Fri, 09/03/2018 20:00
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
“One of Britain’s outstanding folk bands” according to The Guardian. Each member of this trio have impeccable folk credentials, together they deliver more than the sum of the parts. Nominated for Best Band in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Paul Sartin (oboe, violin, cor anglais, vocals) is no stranger to ACE Space having appeared here as part of Belshazzar’s Feast. Benji Kirkpatrick (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, banjo, vocals) has appeared at Arlington Arts with his take on Hendrix and has been part of the Seth Lakeman band. Saul Rose (melodeon, vocals) was Songman in the West End play War Horse and has a long association with the Carthys including being a founder member of new folk big band Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band. Both Paul and Benji were part of the legendary folk super group Bellowhead.
The Foxglove Trio
The Foxglove Trio seek out lesser-known traditional and contemporary folk songs and, with care and creativity, transform them into moments of breathtaking beauty. Since forming in 2010 these talented musicians have built a powerful signature sound based on Patrick Dean’s bold melodeon playing, Cathy Mason’s intricate cello lines and Ffion Mair’s clear, soaring vocals. They add variety through vocal harmonies (in English and Welsh), guitar, bodhran and an extra cello. The trio have been captivating audiences around the country with their imaginative arrangements, passionate performances and an intriguing repertoire which ranges from subtly political contemporary songs to jaunty Yorkshire tales and soulful Welsh laments.
Start: 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:30)