Fri 6th March The Shackleton Trio

Friday 6th March

The Shackleton Trio Folk Voice + strings

A highly original and energetic musical force just as likely to move you to tears as to move you to your feet. Frequently referred to as one of the hardest working bands on the scene, The Shackleton Trio is gaining significant UK and International exposure, becoming an in-demand name on the folk circuit. 2018 saw plays on Mark Radcliffe's Radio 2 Folk Show, an appearance on Cambridge Folk Festival's main stage alongside a host of UK and European festivals and international tours. The Shackleton Trio are Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin).

Fri 13th March Clica Drona (from France)

Friday 13th March

Clica Drona on tour from France

This is traditional dance music from Gascony of the very best from three talented musicians playing an array of instruments from the nickelharpa to the boha bagpipes. They make a wonderful drony sound but anchored in the tradition. Their music - half traditional and half compositions, mix instrumental and polyphonic songs but all great dance music for rondeaux, polkas, scottishes, waltzes and congos.

Dani Detammaecker on tambourin à cordes, percussions and harmonica, Aina Tulier on violin and nyckelharpa and Adrien Villeneuve on Gascon boha bagpipes.

Fri 7th Feb One Voice, One Cello and a Mad Belgian

Friday 7th February

One Voice, One Cello and a Mad Belgian

One Voice, One Cello & A Mad Belgian is a unique collaboration between jazz-cellist and singer/songwriter Rupert Gillett and soprano saxophonist, melodeon player and singer/songwriter Jennifer El Gammal. They delve into jazz, rock, folk, pop and more using only a cello, soprano sax and voice, while at the same time singing songs about robots, space invaders, bogey men and other serious issues of the day.

Rupert regularly performs in a number of ensembles such as Dai & the Ramblers (Ace Records), She'Koyokh, The London Klezmer Quartet and many more. Jennifer's musical projects include the modern jazz trio Uživati and the unique folk band Virevoltes, featuring melodeon, celtic harp and percussion.