Alex Cumming and Nicola Beazley: A Winter Warmer

"A fabulous duo! Great tunes, songs and banter. Highly recommended!"
Jon Boden

"No nonsense English folk music at its very, very best"
Downend Folk Club

Alex Cumming and Nicola Beazley: A Winter Warmer

Critically Acclaimed Fiddle & Accordion Duo present

A WINTER WARMER

an evening of music, song and dance for all the family

This Winter period we are bringing an evening of traditional history, songs, tunes and dance to you.

Reviving the traditional Northumberland Ceilidh format, the critically acclaimed duo Alex Cumming and Nicola Beazley invite you to join them for not just an evening concert of toe-tapping tunes and chorus songs. During the break the tables will be pushed to the back to continue with some lively and accessible traditional ceilidh dancing, suitable for all.

Alex Cumming (The Teacups) and  Nicola Beazley (The Rosie Hood Band) are an exciting and established English Box & Fiddle duo performing rip-roaring traditional choruses and toe-tapping tunes and boundary pushing self-penned material. Regulars on the folk scene in England, and having performed and taught and many of the biggest folk festivals in England, from Sidmouth and Broadstairs, to Whitby and Gate To Southwell, from Downend folk club and the legendary Greennote in London, the duo have also embarked on two tours in the USA and Canada. Performing also as a compact and dynamic ceilidh band, the pair are regulars at the Cecil Sharp House, and have received fantastic reviews of their instrument and singing workshops as well as their academic presentations.

The duo saw the release of their much anticipated debut album in late 2016, which was very well received. A cheery, energetic and upbeat album, mixed in with tales of drama on the high seas, jealous lovers, and sheep shearing, long lost traditional English and American tunes, and a master-class in musicianship from 2 of folk’s bright new young stars evolving and progressing a tradition while at the same time staying true to its roots. This, matched with a lively, knowledgeable, yet entertaining live performances, the two are much sort after on the scene.

The pair also offer you the opportunity to join them beforehand, to spend a short time exploring your local traditions and histories, as Alex and Nicola take you through local archives, songs and dances, with hands on opportunities to make your own historic and musical discoveries.  (there may be an additional fee depending on extent of activity, please let us know if you would like to discuss this possibility.)

www.alexandnicolamusic.weebly.com

 

‘A fabulous duo! Great tunes, songs and banter. Highly recommended!’ JON BODEN (Bellowhead)

 

“No nonsense English folk music at its very, very best” DOWNEND FOLK CLUB

 

“a great synthesis of traditional material and modern inspiration” FATEA MAGAZINE

The fee for this event includes concert, dance, caller – and PA if needed.

Tour Dates

Availability

  6 – 9 and 13 -16 December 2018

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