Rosie Hodgson & Rowan Piggott: Two up-and-coming traditional musicians

Date/Time Sun 17 Mar 2019 7:45 PM

Price Online - £8 / £10 + booking fee On The Door - £10


Rosie Hodgson is a traditional English folk singer from West Sussex. Her voice possesses a naturalness and maturity, bringing “a ruby-richness to lyrics new and old” (Folk Radio
UK). She is currently touring her début album, Rise Aurora, with Rowan Piggott.

Rowan Piggott grew up in the foothills of the Burren on the west coast of Ireland surrounded by traditional music. Both his father, Charlie (of De Dannan) and his mother, Frances (who taught him the fiddle) were key figures in his musical development. The author of two successful tunebooks, he has also written articles for several magazines and led fiddle workshops at festivals all over the country. A familiar face in ceilidh bands across the UK and a constant of the Irish session scene, he finds time to play at folk clubs & festivals with the Georgia Lewis Band (who played TwickFolk in 2016), with whom he’s recorded an EP and full-length studio album.

After winning the newcomer competition at Ely Festival in 2011, Rosie worked hard to carve out her niche on the UK folk circuit. She released her EP “Somewhere North” in 2012 and has since played numerous festivals and folk clubs across the UK, including the prestigious Cambridge Folk Festival. She has supported greats such as Phil Beer and John Kirkpatrick,
and her recordings have featured on Mike Harding’s folk show. In 2013 she was nominated as a finalist for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award before joining the up-and-coming London-Irish band CrossHarbour.