Give Voice! Some of the best voices anywhere come together for this twilight concert; Tom & Barbara Brown, John Kirkpatrick, Benny Graham and Bonny Sartin.
Join the hosts of the ‘Give Voice’ singing weekend for a twilight concert celebrating the power of traditional song and the voice. A chance to watch, listen and sing along with some wonderful singers and great songs.
Followed by a survivors’ Big Sing session open to all in the bar.
Bonny Sartin has a long musical career as a member of The Yetties, one of England’s most popular folk groups. Their name is taken from their childhood home, the Dorset village of Yetminster, and Bonny continues to share their love of the West Country, it’s songs, stories and humour
Tom & Barbara Brown: Grounded in the living tradition of singing in the West Country, these two have a long history of encouraging and enthusing amateur and new performers to share songs and singing, and creating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which to do it.
John Kirkpatrick is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene. A fine singer and master of the free reed instrument, he has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands. He has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso and session musician, as well as a leading interpreter of English folk song.
“Kirkpatrick’s buoyant presence and lust for this music sounds more rampant than ever” fRoots
Benny Graham served his musical apprenticeship in the folksong clubs of The North East, developing a love of rural songs, and the music which grew from the heavy industries of coal, steel and ship building. Following years working in the UK and Europe as a solo performer, he’s recently been working as an actor & songwriter, and touring in The Pitmen Poets alongside Billy Mitchell, Bob Fox and Jez Lowe.