MATT GORDON & LEONARD PODOLAK (UK/CAN) – Old-Time traditional fiddle and banjo music

Date/Time Sun 23 Apr 2017 7:45 PM

Price Online - £10 + £1 booking fee; On The Door - £10


If you saw the last Show of Hands Albert Hall gig, or the Cecil Sharp House Project 2014 at Shrewsbury Folk Festival, then you’ll know how lucky we are to have Matt Gordon & Leonard Podolak playing at TwickFolk. Steve Knightley is a big fan, and they’re back in the country for another Show of Hands extravaganza and a short tour.

Matt Gordon is a great Fiddler, Clogger, Hambonist, and Harmonica player. He toured in the 80s and 90s with the Fiddle Puppet Dancers, taking part in the London debut of Riverdance, and participating in festivals around North America and Europe, with that group.

Leonard Podolak has been touring full force for the last 22 years mostly with the bands Scruj Mac Duhk, and then the Juno/Grammy Award winning The Duhks, who have played at Cambridge, Shrewsbury, and the Eastleigh (now Wickham) Festivals. He is a critically acclaimed 5-String Claw-hammer banjo player, and is known for putting together wonderful combinations of musicians, often creating a full, but new sound in what ever project he touches.

The video above is from a 2012 appearance supporting Show of Hands in Exeter. Below is another Songs From The Shed video: