Britain's Bella Hardy reunites with singer-songwriter guitarist Cara Luft for an eight-date tour, following their creative residency in Alberta, Canada, in 2013.
Dan Walsh, one of the UK’s top banjo players, and Canadian singer-songwriter Meaghan Blanchard will reprise their partnership for eight dates on the back of a 2013 tour of Canada’s Prince Edward Island.
Promoters the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), who are working in partnership with Music PEI (Prince Edward Island) and Folk Music Canada, say that these tours are borne out of a developing relationship between England and Canada, which supports artists’ development and collaboration.
Neil added: “These two collaborations with MusicPEI and Folk Music Canada saw Dan Walsh and Bella Hardy work with significant artists in Eastern and Western Canada, create new material and embark upon successful tours and showcasing opportunities.
“We are thrilled to welcome both pairings to the UK this autumn, giving audiences an opportunity to see these one-off shows and hear the new music that has been written.”
Friday 10 October - The Institute, Kelvedon, 8pm
Saturday 11 October - Fleets Arts, Belper, 7.30pm
Tuesday 14 October - Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills, 7.30pm
Wednesday 15 October - The Shakespeare, Sheffield, 7.30pm
Thursday 16 October - Black Swan Folk Club, York, 8pm
Friday 17 October - The Victoria, Saltburn, 7.30pm
Tickets £10 - www.wegottickets.com/thesoundofsilence or 01287 626131. Also available from behind the bar in The Victoria
Saturday 18 October - Homegrown, The Met, Bury, 8pm
Wednesday 12 November - Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, 8pm
Thursday 13 November - Cecil Sharp House, London, 7.30pm
Tickets £12 – www.musicglue.com/cecilsharphouse or 0844 888 9991. Also available from Cecil Sharp House, in person only (no booking fee)
Friday 14 November - Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills, 7.30pm
|Meaghan Blanchard and Dan Walsh|
Sunday 16 November – Old Cinema Laundrette, Durham, 7pm
Tickets £13 - www.wegottickets.com/event/279651 or available from the Old Cinema Launderette (no booking fee)
Tuesday 18 November - Kitchen Garden Café, Birmingham, 7.30pm
Friday 21 November - The White Horse, Easton, 8pm
Tickets £10 in advance £11 on the door