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 CALAN with Dan Wilde

MON 24 APRIL – 8pm – £12.50 – Maldon Town Hall, CM9 4PZ

Tickets: Maldon TIC 01621 856503

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Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes and step dancing explode into life when CALAN, the energetic young folk band from Wales, take to the stage. They breathe fire into the old traditions with their infectious rhythms and high voltage routines before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs as with tales of magic, myth and mischief. Great fun, a huge sense of humour, and step-dancing from a champion dancer makes for an outstanding show. CALAN are joined by singer/songwriter and guiarist DAN WILDE who has released 3 solo albums and supported other prestigious artists such as Karine Polwart and Cara Dillon. A truly superb night of music!

DAN WALSH

SUN 30 APRIL – 7.30pm – £12 – The Sunny Sailor, CM9 4LE

Tickets Maldon TIC: 01621 856503

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Describing what Dan does is no easy task but at the heart of it is British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves – all performed with his unique and dazzling take on clawhammer style banjo. Add to all that poignant songs, astonishing musical departures and lively humour and the result is a truly memorable live show which has wowed audiences across the world from intimate seated rooms to huge dancing crowds in festival fields.

DAPHNE’S FLIGHT

TUES 16 MAY – 8pm – £18 – Maldon Town Hall, CM9 4PZ

Tickets Maldon TIC: 01621 856503

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Daphne’s Flight are Chrisine Collister, Chris While, Julie Matthews, Melanie Harrold and Helen Watson. All 5 women are contemporary songwriters who cross a huge range of topics and genres with the song at the heart of all they do. Striking harmonies supported by a range of instrumentation woven together in a resounding celebration of the female voice. Particularly for this Maldon gig it is wonderful to see local artist Helen Watson with her contemporaries performing Live locally. A very special night which has been a long time in the making! Don’t miss these inspiring women!

GILMORE & ROBERTS

SAT 3 JUNE – 8pm – £12.50 – The Blue Boar Hotel, Maldon, CM9 5QE

Tickets Maldon TIC: 01621 856503

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Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk AwardsKatriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008.  Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK’s biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work.