The brilliant Stick In The Wheel are fROOTS Magazine’s Album of 2014 Editors Choice winners , Radio 2 Folk Award Nominees and Spiral Earth Folk Award Nominees, and are favourites of Tom Robinson on 6Music and XFM’s Jon Kennedy, having recently recorded sessions for both. Featuring Ian Carter on dobro, singers Nicola Kearey and Fran Morter, plus Si Foote on Percussion and Joolie Wood on fiddle, they specialise in distinctly London-centric, rarely heard traditional British folk songs. Their repertoire includes pieces up to 400 years old, and they seamlessly combine this deep link to the past with their own compositions. Their music is sparklingly original, fiercely fresh and fearless in it’s attitude- they’re a breath of fresh air, definitey not to be missed.
Fishclaw are an instrumental group based in Colchester, comprised of accordion, fiddle, guitar double bass, bodhran and electronics. They started out reworking traditional Irish, Scottish and Eastern European music to include influences such as alternative folk, ambient electronica, and system music.
Master fiddler Alistair Caplin is a member of the wonderful John Langan Band, and runs the creative hub of all things folk in East London, No.14 Bacon Street. This evening he brings his own trio to the Gladstone, mixing Celtic and American influences in a perfect Transatlantic Sessions style- it’s real treat for any fiddle fans out there…
Our Sundays are becoming increasingly busy, so we’re now offering the chance to book a seat. Booking times available for this Sunday are 6.30 pm pm til 7.00 pm, we’ll happily hold a seat in your name between these times (we can’t hold you a full table unless the numbers correspond, as all seats must be filled). If you’re interested in booking for this Sunday programme send an email to email@example.com before midday on Sat 24th April with all relevant names attached and we’ll respond to you to confirm.