Bella Gaffney & Dan Webster, with Emily Lawler + Adam Cooney

Date/Time Sun 14 Apr 2024 8:00 PM

Price Online - £12 + £1.20 fees; On The Door - £15


Bella Gaffney writes folk inspired songs which she performs along with her own original arrangements of traditional pieces. 2023 saw the release of ‘Reflections’, showcasing her exceptional guitar, banjo, and vocals. The album is inspired by connections made over the lockdown period. ‘Blood in the Earth’, a duet with Leesa Gentz (Hussy Hicks), was released in this year to great acclaim along with airplay on BBC radio 2. The 2016 Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award winner, Bella is also part of sought after folk band The Magpies.

‘Great singer, great guitarist, really interesting songwriter’ Mike Harding

Dan Webster is a road-seasoned English singer-songwriter and guitarist, his music is influenced by the sounds and storytelling traditions of Americana, which he uniquely melds with an honest Northern English perspective in his songwriting. His sound is unashamedly influenced by the US – his heart remains a Yorkshireman’s. Dan is a formidable live performer – inspiring attention; pulling you into his work with finely crafted melodies and lyrics – delivered with a powerful and honest vocal.

Dan’s duo partner Emily Lawler hails from Suffolk. Performing with Dan for nearly five years, she brings beautiful harmonies and some of the very finest fiddle playing. She lead the Suffolk Youth Orchestra, plays in the U.K. line up of Lachlan Bryan’s Wildes. Emily’s also a fine guitarist, writer and singer in her own right winning praise across the U.K. including from Alison Moyet.

Adam Cooney is a singer-songwriter based in Oxfordshire. His songs are honest, melodic and often melancholic, blending Americana with an English sensibility. He released his first EP “Sun in the Sky” in 2021 and in October a live EP recorded at the Unicorn Theatre in Abingdon.