Thursday 3rd October 2013 -
Musician Of The Year – 2011 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
Andy Cutting is a rarity. A musician’s musician (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner Best Musician 2008 & 2011) and a soulful technically outstanding melodeon practitioner with an ear for a fine tune.
Andy is a warm and emotive performer, modestly engaging his audiences with his self-deprecating wit and then flooring them with downright staggering musicianship. There are few melodeon players who put so much feeling into their playing, whether it is a set of dance tunes, or accompaniment to a slow English ballad. His commitment to, and sense of pride in traditional music, as well as his sensitivity and understanding of the form, has made him one of the folk scene’s most wanted, playing with Kate Rusby, John McCusker, and Under One Sky to name but a few.