This year’s concert, coming to Broughton Parish Room on Saturday, 26th October, under the Live & Local scheme for providing professional shows in village halls in Staffordshire, will be a young female folk trio, who were pipped at the post for Best New Folk act in last year’s BBC Folk Awards, and are considered one of the finest groups on the folk scene today.
Hazel Askew, Rowan Rheingans and Hannah James joined forces as Lady Maisery, and as well as producing beautiful vocal harmonies they play an array of instruments, such as accordion, harp, banjo, fiddle and ban-sitar (a banjo/sitar made by Rowan’s dad). They have reintroduced the tradition now rare in England of ‘diddling’ or singing with sounds rather than words, and the performance may also include some percussive clog dancing. It promises to be an evening of great entertainment.
The event, sponsored by the Arts Council, England and Staffordshire County Council, is in aid of Broughton Tennis Club, and deemed suitable for adults and older children (12+). Wine, beer, soft drinks, tea, coffee and biscuits available.
Tickets priced at £8.50 for all adults and £6.50 for under-16s are obtainable from Judy Thompstone (01630 620225) or Louise Butter (01630 620479).