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Folk Music

Saturday 27
October 2012
7pm

Main Theatre

£20 Seated
£14 Standing

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DIZRAELI AND THE SMALL GODS, MARTIN SIMPSON AND MAWKIN

Homegrown Festival Saturday Evening

Dizraeli and the Small Gods are a 7 piece band from Engurland, playing an unashamedly heartfelt reinvention of hiphop. Headed by award-winning rapper and multi-instrumentalist Dizraeli and featuring World Female Beatbox Champion Bellatrix, The Small Gods formed in autumn 2009, and within a year had played stages from Glastonbury's West Holts to the Queen Elizabeth Hall. "Folk or hip hop? I don't know, but Dizraeli and the Small Gods make me realise how wonderful it is to hear real English - fluent, witty and arresting" - Chris Wood

Martin Simpson is recognised as one of the best acoustic guitar players in the world. He has been nominated an astounding 29 times in the eleven years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer, with 11 consecutive years as nominee for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice. Martin released his latest album, Purpose and Grace in September 2011 to much critical acclaim. "One of our finest traditional musicians"- Uncut

Mawkin are no strangers to the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene while still reining all the verve and mystique of ancient folk music traditions. A blistering 5-piece band fusing folk, world, jazz, prog and rock, their new album Crow was released this year and fuses ancient instrumental folk tunes sublimely with jazz and rock and with a swagger and conviction that is thrillingly reassuring.

Ticket includes entry to see Jenny McCormick in the Studio Theatre.

This event is included in the Homegrown Festival Weekend Ticket.

Part of Homegrown, The Met's festival of English folk music.