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Lichfield Arts Presents L2F 2018 - Sunday Afternoon


L2F Sunday Afternoon

12.00 - Mitre’s Well

Stephen Edkins on vocals, guitar, mandola, banjo, bass and bodhran, Stephen Swoffer on vocals, bass, guitar, bouzouki, ukulele, and bodhran, and Malcolm Robinson on whistles, mandolin, banjo and backing vocals are the three talented musicians who make up Mitre’s Well. They have attracted favourable reviews for their two albums to date Mitre’s well…..sing and Mitre’s well…..come again! The band have played at many folk clubs around and some of the biggest Festivals including: Bedworth, Broadstairs, Bromyard, Cleckheaton, Isle of Wight, Lichfield, Moira Furnace, Sidmouth, and Tamworth.

14.00 - Ar Faoued

Ar Faoued is a talented and enthusiastic band serious about Folk Music, featuring: Paul Chisnell – Vocals, percussion Ady Hall – Guitar, Irish Bouzouki, harmony vocals Rob Jourdain – Violin, viola Pete Watters – Guitar, bass, banjo.

They play a mix of original and traditional songs and tunes and covers of songs. They have played at a number of festivals around Yorkshire and the East Midlands and have supported most recently Sally Barker’s band, Bernard Wrigley, Martin and Eliza Carthy, and Vin Garbutt.

15.20 - Blair Dunlop

Blair Dunlop, the award-winning British singer, songwriter and guitarist, has now released 3 albums 2 ep’s and toured widely around the globe. All of this in a short 4-year career is astounding alone but what sets Blair apart from his peers is the lyrical and musical maturity with which he writes. His third album ‘Gilded’ was released in May 2016 on his own label – Gilded Wings – and was widely acclaimed gaining BBC Radio 2 Playlist status for the two single releases (‘The Egoist’ and ‘356’) both of which were remixed by Ed Harcourt. Prior to this Blair released his acclaimed album ‘House Of Jacks’ in mid 2014 which lived up to the promise of his 2012 debut ‘Blight and Blossom’ (the quality of which contributed to his winning the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award). Blair has now cemented his place as one of Britain’s most exciting talents to come from the folk scene. The Guardian stated that the ‘House Of Jacks’ proves Blair is ‘an increasingly adventurous songwriter’, Uncut reviewed it as ‘thoughtful and exploratory’, The Independent on Sunday described it as ‘fluent, lamentory and accomplished’

Q Magazine wrote that House of Jacks is ‘an exciting glimpse of where traditional folk might go’. “The busy crowd…is testament to Dunlop’s talents. Dunlop brings an air of tenacity while displaying a fine repertoire of well-crafted songs spanning traditional and contemporary. He’s determinedly taking the traditions of folk in his own direction.’

16.15 - Alden,Patterson and Dashwood

It’s lovely stuff’ – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 2016 ★★★★★

Album Of The Year Editors Choice – fROOTS Magazine 2016 ★★★★

Songlines – ‘Obviously something of enormous promise’ ★★★★

R2 – ‘Talented and poetic triumvirate’ Norwich based folk / Americana trio Alden, Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. The independently-released debut album ‘Call Me Home’ was written and produced at home in Norwich and is lovingly presented in attractive handmade covers, designed and hand-printed by the band. Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home. They release their much-anticipated debut album ‘Call Me Home’ on 7th November 2016 with an accompanying UK tour.

17.15 – Ninebarrow

‘Another example of how strong British folk music is at the moment.’ The Telegraph. Most recently, Ninebarrow’s second album, ‘Releasing the Leaves’, was released to wide-spread critical acclaim. Recorded and produced in the duo’s own studio and mastered by Mark Tucker (whose other credits include Show of Hands and Fairport Convention) the album received a raft of stellar reviews including five stars in both Maverick Magazine and the English Dance and Song Magazine produced by the EFDSS. Receiving airplay on national and regional radio stations across the UK, including the multiple plays on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, it was described by Suzi Klein on BBC Radio 3 as demonstrating the duo’s harmonies ‘to perfection’. It was also awarded four stars by The Telegraph and listed in the paper’s Top Folk Albums of 2016 as well as featuring in several other ‘Best Albums of 2016’ awards lists. ‘Exquisite harmonies: apt, appealing and pitch-perfect.’ R2 Magazine Following the critical acclamation that the duo have received, they’ve been in high demand and have been receiving bookings at a plethora of folk clubs, music venues and festivals across the country. As well as headlining in their own right,

Ninebarrow have also supported some of the folk greats, including Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman, Show of Hands and Fisherman’s Friends. They were selected by Cambridge Folk Festival as one of five ‘showcase’ artists in 2016 and were described by the festival as being a group destined for ‘great things in the future’.


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