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Folk Music

Friday 17
February 2017

Derby Hall At The Met


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Supported by National Youth Folk Ensemble

Nominated for Best Group at the 2016 Folk Awards, Leveret is an exciting collaboration between three of England's finest musicians. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity.

Andy Cutting is a unique player of the melodeon, known for his work with Martin Simpson, Blowzabella, Chris Wood, June Tabor, Kate Rusby, and many more.

Sam Sweeney, the fiddle player in Bellowhead, is also in demand as a multi-instrumentalist, working with Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings, The Full English, Fay Hield and the Hurricane Party, and his own project Made in the Great War.

Rob Harbron has reinvented the English concertina and is known for his work with The Full English, Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings, Fay Hield, Emma Reid and the English Acoustic Collective.

Leveret's music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but is fresh and new, with original settings of ancient tunes sitting alongside new compositions by some of today's finest tunesmiths. Sophisticated and honest, considered and spontaneous, there is nothing else that sounds quite like this trio.

'Sublime, exquisite music - don’t miss them' Martin Simpson

The National Youth Folk Ensemble launched in October 2016, bringing together 17 of the most talented young folk musicians from across England to create and perform inspiring new arrangements of folk music.

Following two intensive weeks in Somerset and Lancashire, working with folk luminaries such as Sam Sweeney (Artistic Director 2016-17), Rob Harbron, Saul Rose, Miranda Rutter, Rowan Rheingans and Andy Cutting, the Ensemble gives its first public performance at The Met.

Expect modern arrangements of folk tunes from England and beyond, alongside new compositions drawing on traditional music, all created and performed by these rising stars.

Promoted by EFDSS and supported by Arts Council England.