Thurs 22 March: Sam Carter / Allison Sleator

 The Old Queens Head Islington N1 8LN Ph  020 7354 9993.  Doors open 7.30 pm.
£12.00 adv BUY NOW / £14.00 door
A co promotion between New Roots and folkonmonday
Singer-songwriter Sam Carter was announced to the UK folk world with a BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Newcomer award in 2010. Highlights in Carter’s career to date include sharing the stage with Richard Thompson in a specially assembled band for the legendary UK folk giant’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival show, and an attention grabbing performance on BBC2’s Later..with Jools Holland. Joint projects include revered South Asian classical musicians Sajid Hussain and Haroon Samuel, a guest appearance on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show with Zimbabwean musician and former refugee Lucky Moyo, and closer to home as part of the all-star tribute tour ‘The Lady: A Homage To Sandy Denny’ (Maddy Prior, PP Arnold, Thea Gilmore, Dave Swarbrick, Bellowhead, Trrembling Bells). In 2014 Carter teamed with Jim Moray to form False Lights, a band with the stated aim of updating the template of folk rock for the twenty first century. Their 2016 debut album Salvor was nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk

Support comes from contemporary folk singer Allison Sleator. She has performed and collaborated with such legendary figures as Ireland’s Donal Lunny, founder of Moving Hearts, Planxty and The Bothy Band, singer songwriter Declan O’Rourke and trad Irish folk royalty The Chieftains. Sleator has spent the last three years exploring South American Folklore and music and currently blends sounds of modern songwriting, traditional folk and Peruvian influence into her set.

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