Maddy Prior is joined by Giles Lewin and Hannah James for a night of folk fun
Audiences are invited to come and see performances of songs from far and near with clogs on as folk superstar, Maddy Prior brings her tour to the West End Centre, Aldershot on Wednesday October 2, at 8pm.
A true legend of British folk music, former Steeleye Span vocalist Maddy Prior has built her career on exploring various and unexpected musical avenues. Her latest album 3 For Joy is no exception, being a further exploration of the tradition that she loves.
Together with new musical partners Giles Lewin (Carnival Band) and young accordion player Hannah James (Lady Maisery), Maddy returns to perform the music of England, the British Isles and Eastern Europe – all delivered in her own unique style.
Maddy said: “The combination of myself, Hannah James and Giles Lewin has turned out to be a delightful box of surprises.
“Giles is a member of the Carnival Band whom I have worked with for over 20 years. He is a talented fiddle, bagpipe and recorder player (well, that's all he plays on this outing!) and also a very accomplished singer.
“Hannah is one of the up-and-coming bright sparks who plays piano accordion to a superb standard, is a world class clog and step dancer and also a fluid and sympathetic singer.
“We have applied ourselves to a variety of material, from English traditional music and songs through Georgian, Bulgarian, klezmer, American and back to Medieval English.
“The harmonies are tight and very effective, bringing in different vocal styles and techniques. The clog dancing brings the house down.
“We have been greatly satisfied by the response of the audiences so far, who have been impressed by the freshness of material and approach.”
Tickets for Maddy Prior in Concert, at the West End Centre cost £17.50 full, £15 concessions.