Tues 11th Oct: Astrakan/ Hickory Signals

The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H 8JF London, United Kingdom Ph: 020 7278 3966

Nearest tube Kings Cross, 7 mins walk.
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Doors 7.30 pm Adv tickets £6.00 BUY NOWDoor price £7.00  Please Scroll Down For More Details

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Formed in Istanbul fRoots Magazine June issue cover stars Astrakan are one part Turkish (Yann Gourvil (guitar, ‘oud, saz, violin), one part Breton (Simone Alves, vocals), and now live in Macedonia, Greece. Their dark-edged comtemporary folk sound, delivered with Alves’ powerfully raw voice and Gourvil’s mastery of the Oud, draws on original Breton folk texts, filtered through the duo’s fusion of middle-Eastern and folk-rock influences. Both of their albums to date have featured in the fRoots Album Choice playlist and each received 4 stars from Songlines magazine.

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Hickory Signals are Brighton based Laura Ward and Adam Rochetti. They take inspiration from the folk music of Britain, Ireland and America, performing original music as well as traditional tunes. Citing influence from Pentangle, Fairport Convention and The Moulettes, amongst others, they use a combination of vocals, guitar, mandolin, flute, glockenspiel and percussion to create their original take on a traditional folk sound. Live show highlights include headlining ‘Folk Rising’ at Cecil Sharp House in 2015, support slots for Buddy Whittington, Blazin’ Fiddles, Stick in the Wheel and Hattie Briggs, and Club Tent stage slots at Cambridge Folk Festivals 2014 and 2015. Their recent EP release was produced by Stick In The Wheel’s Ian Carter.

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