Friday 12th October
James Hickman and Dan Cassidy
Hickman's emotive, soaring vocals and driving guitar is complemented by Cassidy's ingenious and virtuosic fiddling.
Their sound flows from the connection between British and American folk and is bursting with all the humour, heartbreak and excitement of these genres.
The lively English wit of Hickman is set against Cassidy's bone-dry irony and American drawl as they take audiences on a dynamic and unforgettable transatlantic journey.
Saturday 1st December
Christmas with Bella Hardy
Bella Hardy, acclaimed songwriter and traditional music luminary, released Hey Sammy in November 2017, a record that bears the stamps of extensive musical expeditions far from home.
Humanist hymns, ancient Chinese poems, feminist battle cries, and the title track's reflections on the rise of racism in Britain make this Bella's most wide reaching and richly rewarding album to date.
Join us in December to see Bella perform her Christmas show.
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