An evening of Irish folk music with Fife and Strum
Cossham Hall, Thornbury
Come and celebrate the spirit of St Patrick with Fife and Strum who play enchanting folk melodies with a pulsating rhythmic heart; a mixture of traditional Celtic folk tunes and original compositions. You will hear the sound of flutes, whistles and crystalline vocals riding above the energy of a driving acoustic guitar and double bass.
Three musicians from different musical backgrounds come together to perform beautiful and evocative music.
Nicola Woodward studied joint flute and piano at the Royal College of Music and has performed in such venues as the Wigmore Hall as well as performing as a freelance orchestral player with major UK orchestras. Nicola has a keen interest in folk music and is the co-founder of Rockhampton Folk Festival.
Ron Phelan studied jazz in Dublin before branching out into flamenco, West African and Arabic music. He is much in demand for a variety of projects and has performed in theatre in the country's leading venues. He is also a prolific composer.
Sam Stennett started his guitar journey as a teenager and was deeply influenced by his grandfather the Welsh jazz musician and entertainer Stan Stennet. Stan is in demand for his strong rhythm playing. He tours with The Schmoozenbergs and accompanies various singers and instrumentalists.
Back by popular demand after their appearance in Thornbury in 2017, this eagerly awaited concert is part of the fund raising for the Armstrong Hall Redevelopment Project (Phase 1).
Tickets £10 (£5 for under 18s) including interval nibbles can be obtained from Thornbury Town Hall or call 01454 412272.