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7 September: SINGAROUND

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sally barker 4 smaller 14 September: SALLY BARKER, “the voice that made Sir Tom Jones cry”, makes a welcome return to TwickFolk + PHIL NELSON Book tickets

Sally Barker is a singer’s singer and a songwriter’s songwriter. Life changed considerably for Sally after she became a fixture on our TV screens on Saturday evenings earlier this year. You will remember the first time you heard her sing… her voice is like no other. She has the ability to lift the words off the page and can move people to tears armed with that ‘bucket-full of soul’ voice.

As a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Sally has had a long and varied career in music. Labelled a folk artist for much of her successful career, Sally’s appeal stretches across many more musical genres. A much respected solo artist with half a dozen solo albums to her name, Sally is also celebrated for her live and studio work fronting all-female folk supergroup The Poozies. Sally’s last visit to TwickFolk in 2010 was with the ‘Joni Mitchell Project’ in tribute to one of her favourite artists.

Here’s Sally singing an acoustic version of “Dear Darlin’”:

Here’s Sally singing “Who Knows Where The Time Goes” as special guest with Fairport Convention at the Cropredy Festival 2014:

Phil Nelson has been performing in bands semi-profesionally for over thirty years. Three years ago he finally released his debut album of original songs and now he has now followed it up with Deadlines and Lovers. He’ll be performing some of these latest songs solo before Sally takes to the stage.


banner-01Emily and Hazel Askew are a young duo making waves on the folk scene with their energetic brand of English folk music. Using fiddle and melodeon, they play and sing with an infectious enjoyment and love for the music, from rhythmic foot stomping tunes to powerful interpretations of songs and ballads.

The Askew Sisters have spent the last few years playing at venues across the country, from top festivals and folk clubs to London’s National Theatre and National Portrait Gallery.

2010 saw the release of their second album Through Lonesome Woods to much critical acclaim, and Hazel won Best Female Singer at the 2011 Spiral Earth Awards.

28 September: VICKI SWAN & JONNY DYER + Hector Gilchrist

Tickets £10 on the door or £8 in advance

Vicki and JonnyVicki Swan and Jonny Dyer will be in concert at 8pm and they will also be giving a Nyckelharpa Workshopa Swedish Tune Workshopa Guitar DADGAD Workshop at the Cabbage Patch during the day.

Vicki & Jonny effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary sounds. Their performances showcase new interpretations of old songs alongside original self penned tunes and new contemporary songs that are entirely at home in the tradition.

Out of this combination they have developed a sound that is both familiar and fresh. Strong believers in letting the music tradition live and breathe through sensitive interpretation, Vicki and Jonny allow the melody to sing without any constraints.

Be entranced by the haunting nyckelharpa, amazed at the cow horn (one of the worlds earliest communication devices) and meet some of the bagpipes that didn’t come from Scotland.

Suitable for all ages, their evenings are packed with toe tapping tunes and songs of love, death, trains and dressing up (not always at the same time) all presented with sparkling gentle humour, lots of smiles and skilful musicianship.

Supporting Vicki and Jonny is Ayrshire-born Hector Gilchrist, known to many of us as one-third of the trio Soiree (with Sue Graves and Steve Poole). Hector, who sings traditional and contemporary folk ballads, is acknowledged as one of Scotland’s finest interpreters of Robert Burns’ songs and has been involved in folk music since the early days of “The Revival”. Hector has released three CDs on WildGoose Records and is planning to release a fourth in the second half of 2014.

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  • 7 September 2014 7:45 pmSINGAROUND
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