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SWARB! – It Suits Him Well

(Jason Wilson Band, Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick, Simon Swarbrick & special guests)

FRI 2 FEB, 2018 – 8pm – £18 – Maldon Town Hall, Markethill, Maldon, CM9 4PZ

Tickets: Maldon TIC 01621 856503
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SWARB! It Suits Him Well is a touring tribute of minstrel friends who have come together to celebrate the great man and his music.
His dear pals, Folk legend, Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick and the Reggae artist Jason Wilson and his band are joined by fiddling protégé and nephew, Simon Swarbrick (plus special guests).  The evening will cover  the legacy that is Swarb’s immense catalogue: from his Folk traditions with Beryl Marriott to the BBC Radio Ballads (Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, A.L.L.Loyd), Ian Campbell Folk Group, to the groundbreaking duo of Carthy & Swarbrick, the golden years of Fairport Convention and work from his blazing “red” collaborations with the late Singer/Songwriter Alister Hulett.  His last greatest musical adventure was with the sensational Canadian Jason Wilson Band, which produced two studio albums with Swarb.  The latest Kailyard Tales is a glorious finale between Wilson and Swarbrick in their full pomp and swagger and will be launched exclusively on this tour!  This will be the Wake of all Wakes and a night to remember in salute to a national treasure: SWARB!

DEMPSEY BROUGHTON

Sun 17 Feb, 2018 – 7.30pm – £15 – The Sunny Sailor, Fullbridge, Maldon, CM9 4LE

Tickets: Maldon TIC 01621 856503
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Since forming in 1999, this incredible duo have recorded three albums and toured extensively all over the world. Combining emotive song, unrivaled instrumental capability and a spectacular high energy show, they never fail to create a spellbinding atmosphere.  The list of musicians they have played with is impressive! :- Whippersnapper, Mary Black, Joss Stone, Dando Shaft, The Urban Folk Quartet, Fairport Convention, The Albion Band, Dave Swarbrick, Percy Sledge, Bellowhead…..but it can’t prepare you for this unique partnership drawn from Folk music from all corners of the world, mixed with their experience of Jazz, Soul, Classical, Pop and Rock which takes the result into original and uncharted territory when they play Off by Heart.

BROOKS WILLIAMS – Weekend Guitar Workshop
Sat 24 & Sun 25 Feb, 2018
A wonderful opportunity to spend a weekend under the masterly tuition of this phenomenal songwriter and guitarist. Inspiring and energising, his workshops are hands-on  and enlightening.
email Nicola@mactheatre.co.uk for details www.brookswilliams.com


The Young’uns present
THE BALLAD OF JOHNNY LONGSTAFF

Fri 23 March, 2018 – 8pm – The Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon, CM9 4RL

Tickets: Maldon TIC 01621 856503
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Twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners, The Young’uns present a timely tale of a boy who walked out of poverty, a teenager who stood up to racism, a soldier who fought fascism and an old man who inspired a new generation.  From the shadow of the Teeside shipyards, to the banks of the Thames, from Cable Street to the Spanish Civil War, Johnny Longstaff bore witness to some of the most defining moments of the early 20th Century. Before he died, he recorded his story in words which were harrowing, hilarious, poignant, proud and ultimately uplifting. With their trademark harmony and humour, the Teeside trio present an urgent suite of songs interwoven with Johnny’s own voice and rare image to tell an amazing story.
“Joyous folk music sung with stirring urgency – and when the humour crackles these songs skyrocket” **** The Guardian
“Hugely captivating – a brilliant folk act” – Stuart Marconie BBC 6 Music
“They are truly beloved on the folk scene. The whole album is moving and topical”
– Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radios 2 & 6