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The Drystones & Hickory Signals

Saturday 27th April 2019 - Starts 8pm

TICKET PRICE: £12

The Drystones + Support from Hickory Signals

Nominated ‘Young Folk Award’ – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

The Drystones are an award winning young (just 21) lively folk duo from Priddy in Somerset playing violin, guitar and whistle, who have made a big splash since they formed in July 11. They play a mix of their own tunes and arrangements of folk tunes given drive, beat and energy. They have played festivals all over the Country (including Sidmouth, Broadstairs, Warwick, Bromyard, Purbeck and Folk East), and at their 2013 Glastonbury Festival performance they were highlighted by Steve Lamacq on Radio 2 as his “recommendation of the day”. They were the 2015 Larmer Tree Breakthrough Music Award winners and were asked by Michael Eavis to play the 2015 Glastonbury Extravaganza when Joan Armatrading had to cancel! Their third CD is a Songlines “Top Of The World” album. For just two people they make a lot of sound, you will not be bored!

The Drystones are a young (just 21) lively folk duo from Priddy in Somerset playing violin, guitar and whistle, who have made a big splash since they formed in July 11. They have played festivals all over the West Country (including Larmer Tree, Sidmouth, Broadstairs, Purbeck and Folk East), and at their 2013 Glastonbury Festival performance they were highlighted by Steve Lamacq on Radio 2 as his “recommendation of the day”. According to Living Tradition “to describe their instrumental style as spirited and animated would be akin to asserting that Bellowhead can be quite an energetic band”!

 

“To describe their instrumental style as spirited and animated would be akin to asserting that Bellowhead can be quite an energetic band” – Clive Pownceby, Living Tradition

 

“absolutely blown away by their energy”- Will Lang – Halsway Manor Centre for Folk Arts

“The Drystones demonstrate a sophisticated musical maturity that is far beyond their ages” – Roy Spencer – Folk Radio UK

 

“Do keep your eyes and ears open for these rising stars as they prepare to take the festivals by storm this summer” – Rebekah Foard, Bright Young Folk

“Fabulous, I haven’t seen anything like it in 45 years of folk!”

 Dave James – Bromyard Folk Festival

“a great duo to watch out for”
– Johnny Coppin – Folk Showcase Presenter BBC Bristol

“… obviously having such fun”
– Genevieve Tudor – Sunday Folk BBC Shropshire

“surely the hottest act in the South West today”

– Martine Hardy, Camelot Music Night

 

“Indecently talented”Mike Harding, Mike Harding Folk Show

 

“With energy pouring out of those instruments”Mike Norris, EFDSS Classic Folk

www.thedrystones.co.uk

www.alanbearmanmusic.co.uk

 


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