Next concert: Fri 17 March:
with special guest Bernard Hoskin.
Tickets available from:
In person: Symphony Music, Market Street, Wigan
By phone: David Hiney – 07875 881436
We are delighted to welcome Fleetwood Cave, a new folk duo featuring Marion Fleetwood and Gregg Cave, who are in the midst of a UK tour promoting their debut album, People Like Us. Acoustic Roots regulars will remember Marion from her appearance with The Jigantics last March.
Marion and Gregg met through new folk supergroup TRADarrr. Both are familiar faces on the folk circuit, having played many folk clubs and festivals between them, including Fairport Convention’s Cropredy Festival.
Marion has a voice which has been described as ‘mesmerising’ and ‘siren-esque’, and plays all things bowed. Ashley Hutchings MBE has said she “deserves to be ranked amongst the finest singers in this country”. She was a member of Meet on the Ledge, The Jigantics and the award-winning ColvinQuarmby – now known as The Gerry Colvin Band, which she still performs with.
Since forming folk-rock band CAVE when he was 18 years old, Gregg Cave, has been performing in concerts and at festivals in the UK and mainland Europe. In recent years Gregg has collaborated with musicians and storytellers and has been commissioned by the Arts Council and National Trust to produce two separate pieces of performance.
Their debut album as a duo, People Like Us, was Crowdfunded in eight weeks and recorded over fove days in a village hall in Northampton. It includes new material from both Marion and Gregg, along with one cover – Fairport Convention track Wizard of the Worldly Game (with the definitive lyrics to the final verse sent to them by Simon Nicol himself after an exhaustive online search showed much confusion!). Friends of the pair joined them to complete the recording and include Simon Nicol and Chris Leslie of Fairport Convention, Anna Ryder, Edwina Hayes, Debs Earl and Chris Cleverley.
More information about the duo can be found on their website – www.fleetwoodcave.com
Marion and Gregg will be supported on the night by Bernard Hoskin, a singer-songwriter from Cambridge. He has opened for many artists such as Bert Jansch, Phil Beer, Dougie McLean and Cliev Gregson. You can sample Bernard’s work at www.bernardhoskin.com
Once again the bar will be open from 6:30pm with the doors to the Old Courtroom opening at 19:00 for a 19:30 start…
Please note once again we are in the old courtroom for this concert
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