Well, Alasdair Roberts has graced the Goose stage many times, but when we saw the video below we just knew we had to book him in this particular incarnation, with Amble Skuse and David McGuinness.
We bumped into Ali (not literally) at Leigh Folk Festival in the Summer and he seemed quite keen to come back to the Goose as well, so one thing led to another and hey! This concert looks set to be one of the (many) highspots of the Goose year!
Seems the Guardian agrees as well, as they made their album What News their Folk Album of the Month last April!
So does Quietus: “Roberts’ first album of traditional songs since 2010’s Too Long In This Condition, and an extraordinary collaboration.”
We first came to know Jacken Elswyth when she started coming to our Singarounds – and then started singing (beautifully) at them. It was a while before we found out about all the other interesting musical stuff (technical term) she does.
Based in London, Jacken is a banjo player exploring traditional tunes, extrapolations thereon, and improvisational pieces for clawhammer banjo.
Drawing on old-time Appalachian playing alongside American Primitive guitarists and English folk revivalists, Jacken adds drone accompaniments, extended playing techniques, and elements of free playing to push at the edges of these styles and traditions.
And yes, it’s as original as it sounds. fRoots likes it too (excellent reviews in those pages at the back of the magazine!)
Sophie Crawford is a folk musician from Stoke Newington.
She plays a combination of traditional folk music and her own songs on dulcimer and accordion.
She released her first album with Oliver Coates ‘Silver Pin’ in November 2018 and is currently working on her second.
If you don’t want to pay a booking fee, advance tickets are also on sale at The Ivy House bar (for personal callers only).
This will be a fantastic night!