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Folk Music

Wednesday 18
May 2016
8pm

Ramsbottom Cricket Club

£12

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JOSIENNE CLARKE & BEN WALKER

Supported by Joao Frazao

Double BBC Folk Award nominees Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker infuse ageless stories of love and loss with their exquisite command of many instruments.

Whether interpreting words centuries old or singing her own authentic lyrics, Josienne's jewel-like voice finds the nuance in the simplest phrase and sends it, effortlessly, straight to your heart. Ben's musical tact and flair for arrangement provide the perfect setting, allowing the song centre-stage.

Josienne was born in Sussex and Ben, in Evesham. It was after studying in London, and utterly by chance, that they met in July 2009. Together they have resolutely forged their own path through traditional music.

Critical recognition soon followed, along with the Isambard Folk Award, and the FATEA Award for Best Album and Female Vocalist of the Year, and the Spiral Earth Award for Best Duo, as well as coveted Radio 2 folk award nominations for Best Newcomers and Best Duo.

The live performance is a thing of delight - enchanted reviewers have spoken of shimmering cathedrals of sound - and its purity will stay with you long after the last note fades.

Their first major album together - Fire and Fortune - confirmed their place among the very best folk musicians of their generation and reached No. 1 on the UK Amazon folk chart.

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker's latest album Nothing Can Bring Back the Hour was one of the most anticipated releases of the year.

Support comes from Portuguese folk musician João Frazão.

Please note this is an unreserved seated event. You will be able to choose your seats on arrival at the venue.

Please note: The Met will be undergoing refurbishment between March and November 2016. Events during this period will take place at other local venues.

This event will take place at Ramsbottom Cricket Club.

A Ramsbottom Folk Club event.