Ely Folk Club, February Gig in Ely with Mike Wilson and Damien Barber, Today 14th February 2018
|Author: Andy Wall||Published: 14th February 2018 06:17|
Damien Barber and Mike Wilson wil be coming to Ely
Ely Folk Club, February Gig with Mike Wilson and Damien Barber, 14th February 2018
Mike Wilson and Damien Barber are two of the finest exponents of Traditional Song in the United Kingdom; it is difficult to accept that these relatively young men, have a combined 40 years experience of performing at folk venues.
Raised in Norfolk and heavily influenced by such earlier Norfolk singers as Walter Pardon and Peter Bellamy, Damien is a stylish and distinctive singer, either unaccompanied or using guitar or concertina. Though he has lived for a long time in West Yorkshire he retains a strong East Anglian identity.
Mike Wilson is the youngest member of the Wilson Family, the powerful Teesside singing siblings who have raised the rafters at many a festival or folk club event. His musical heritage is emphatically that of the North East - rural and industrial folk song both traditional and modern.
Damien and Mike have a rich shared repertoire of traditional songs plus the work of modern folk writers such as Bellamy, Ewan MacColl and Mike Waterson.
Support by Glymjack. Glymjack's live acoustic trio line up of Greg McDonald (guitar), Gemma Gayner (fiddle) and Dickon Collinson (bass) delivers Greg's acclaimed original songs, traditional English folk tunes and three part harmonies with passion and flair.
Address: The Old Dispensary, St. Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4ER.
Tickets (£10 in advance or £11 at the door) can be booked at 01353740999 or 01353664706.