Sat 18 March: John Langan & Alastair Caplin/ Jack Harris/ Thom Ashworth

The Winemakers Club, Farringdon EC4A 4AN. This as an advance ticket only concert, there are no door sales on the night. Tickets £10.00 BUY NOW  

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‘astonishing…boundlessly inventive’ ★★★★ R2 Magazine

The Winemakers is a strikingly atmospheric 70 capacity candle-lit stone arch in the vaults of Holborn Viaduct. It’s attached to the Winemakers Club, an independently run wine and craft beer bar. the bar is open to ticket holders only.

John Langan and fiddler Alastair Caplin (from the Langan Band) play a very special gig tonight in the chapel-like vaults of the Winemakers. Known for raucous abandon in the Langan Band, tonight will see something very different from the pair– they’ll be playing a collection of traditional folk songs dear to their heart, honed at the many festival campfires ad post-gig parties over the years. Expect everything from Scottish and Irish to South American songs- they played the Winemakers as a duo last year, it was without question the venue’s gig of the year, just beautiful.

‘exquisite, passionate playing’ The Scotsman

‘extraordinary’ The Times

 

 

Jack Harris takes a compassionate look at things both common and uncommon, and sees them differently. His songs are literate, curious, often in character, and always intriguing. He was a SXSW showcasing artist at 17, and the youngest ever winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk Award in 2005 (previous winners include Gillian Welch, Devon Sproule and Anais Mitchell). He has been the recipient of the PRS ATOM Award for new music creation, as well as an EFDSS creative bursary for songwriting. His first album ‘The Flame and The Pelican‘ was in the Telegraph’s Top 10 Roots/ Folk albums of the year, and his second, The Wide Afternoon, has just been released to universal critical accliam.

‘highly original…compelling’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘..a captivation songwriting talent’ ★★★★ The Independent

‘A most remarkable discovery’ ★★★★★ fRoots Magazine

 

 

Thom Ashworth is an English folksinger and bassist, hailing from Hampshire, but calling East London home. Thom’s is a stripped back approach to British traditional music, played on his ‘home’ instrument – bass. This unique sonic palette brings instruments usually seen in supportive roles to the fore. His previous work couldn’t have been further from the folk world – he cut his teeth playing hardcore and emo, going on to play in Deep Elm Records post rock/prog act Our Lost Infantry and many headed chamber pop monster Revere – which belies a childhood spent in at festivals and pub sessions, listening to Fairport Convention and Martin Carthy. He has a growing reputation as a live performer, and made his solo debut last year opening for Dublin folk miscreants Lynched.

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