This month’s instalment of Folk Gathering sees a wealth of vocal talent come to The Old Courts.

Headliners this time round are the brilliant Skinner & Twitch. The Leeds-based duo write thought-provoking, inspiring lyrics via beautiful harmonies. Steve is an experienced writer of folk, comedy and satire, as featured in his solo album ‘Spend, Spend, Spend’ -as a guitarist, he took up flamenco 10 years ago and also writes and arranges for the world music band, Fusion. Sandra is classically trained and a member of the Huddersfield Choral Society. Her experience and passion for British folk along with an excellent ear for sound production and harmonies helps to create to the distinctive Skinner & T’witch sound.

Support on the night comes from James Wilson, Adam Dickinson and Phil Rowland. James Wilson is a highly accomplished guitarist who lives and breathes music. His guitar pieces effortlessly combine folk, classical and Flamenco to portray vivid emotions of love, friendships and everything life brings. His performance is fascinating and captures the audience attention from start to finish with heartfelt writing and incredible technique.

Adam Dickinson is a Wigan-based singer songwriter with catchy hooks and melodies. His songs are incredibly easy on the ear and his subtle, understated style makes for a truly enjoyable performance. Contemporary style with traditional folk music.

Phil Rowland is a singer songwriter who has gigged extensively as the frontman of an ambient guitar band. Since making the gradual transition into the solo acoustic world, his song writing and delicate vocal has shone and now sits comfortably in the folk world.

£4 entry



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