Song

Concert Performers:

This year’s Saturday evening concert will once again be in the Scout Hut, following the successful transformation last year.

Steve Andisaw

Saturday afternoon concert

“Aaaaaaargh it’s him again! What’s he got this time?”…Then he pulls out yet another little instrument from his big black bag and sings something totally unexpected.

IT’S DIFFICULT TO CATEGORISE STEVE. A UNIQUE PERFORMANCE WRAPPED UP IN A HUNDRED ROLLS OF DUCK TAPE.

LISTEN WITH AN OPEN MIND AND STEVE WILL FILL IT FOR YOU.

Evening concert guests and workshop leaders

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Andy Clarke

Andy’s roots go back to the 1960s where, as a child in his native Devon, he visited many folk song clubs with his father, himself a musician and singer in the area at that time. There Andy discovered a passion for traditional song. He cut his teeth as a performer in his late teens on the overseas forces folk club circuit, and upon his return to the UK he became involved in folk bands in and around Torbay, where he got involved with the running of a local folk club. (Andy now helps to run the Totnes Folk Club.) In recent years Andy has gained much experience as a solo artist, performing in clubs & festivals all around the country.


His programme often includes a selection from the manuscripts of Baring-Gould the 19th century West Country folksong collector. In addition to solo work, Andy also collaborated with Jackie Oates & Steve Turner (The Eelgrinders) as the trio Wistmans Wood, and he provides the driving rhythm in the Mooncoin Ceilidh Band. He is a useful caller for ceilidh dances. From time to time he is called upon to MC at local folk festivals, and he also works with hurdy gurdy and cittern maestro Steve Tyler.

“Andy is an excellent singer and a superb musician. His bouzouki playing, in particular is fantastic.’ – Mick R

“An excellent singer and instrumentalist who performs with the skill and taste of a master craftsman.” – Pete Coe

Seb Stone

Seb Stone is a traditional singer, whistle player and uilleann piper from the Peak District. In 2022 he won the Future of Folk Award at Bromyard Folk Festival, since which he has played at a number of folk festivals and folk clubs around the country in 2023. Seb is an active part of the Sheffield folk scene, regularly attending and hosting sessions of both songs and tunes. His debut album, recorded with Scribe Records, is due for release in March 2024.

Lynne Heraud and Pat Turner

Individually and in combination with a variety of well known singers and bands, Lynne and Pat have both served long apprenticeships on the shop floor of folk music. Between them they play guitar, recorder, English concertina, and they list harmony and spoons workshops in their hall of fame. They are not in the least averse to dressing up or dancing when a song requires it but they both agree that their voices are their most important instruments. Their style stretches from the tradition through humorous, music hall, contemporary and self-penned material and their resulting style is a unique blend of stunning song and harmony, and a humour which takes their audience on a roller coaster ride – “Everything from high tragedy to ingenious smut in glorious vocal harmony!”

“Fabulous hilarious harmonious pair” Judy Dalton

“…and they’re nuts, too! Funniest thing on the folk scene and lovely to listen to…” Keith Kendrick

Patakas

Exceptionally talented brothers Joe and Will Sartin launched their first recording ‘When You’re Ready’ with festival performances in summer 2023. Bringing driving rhythms and innovative harmony to their fresh interpretations of traditional music and their own original tunes and songs, the brothers beautifully and skilfully express the music-making and folk tradition that runs through the very core of their family.

Their debut EP was made during the six months after their well-loved father Paul Sartin, passed away. Joe and Will’s maternal grandfather, Doug Bailey, recorded and produced this album at Wild Goose Studios in Hampshire, thereby bringing things full circle for the family; their father’s own debut record with Belshazzar’s Feast was recorded with Doug at the same studio in 1996

Steve Andisaw

Steve showing some of his instruments of musical torture!

Order your tickets from 1st February 2024