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Folk Music

Saturday 27
October 2012
2pm

Main Theatre

£15

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FAUSTUS, EMILY PORTMAN TRIO AND PILGRIMS' WAY

Homegrown Festival Saturday Afternoon

Faustus are three of the leading lights of their generation; Saul Rose {Waterson;Carthy, Whapweazel), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast). Rooted deeply in the English tradition, in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

Emily Portman's 2010 debut album The Glamoury gained her two BBC Folk Award nominations and she fast gained a reputation for her unique songwriting, described as "remarkable and original"- The Observer and "The raw stuff of great Ballads" - Radio 2. Her second album Hatchling is released this year -an off-kilter collection of contemporary lullabies, apple-tree wassails, and folk carols set against a backdrop of England's country lanes and urban backstreets.

Pilgrims' Way are a three-piece band with a big personality and big sound, refreshingly different and reassuringly traditional. Playing their own particular brand of folk music, they were brought together by a series of chance meetings at sessions around the North West of England. Their influences individually are many and varied but they share a deep respect for the tradition and take as their inspiration some of the most influential bands from the '60s/'70s revival.

Ticket includes entry to Folk Rising events 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.