AboutDear Sheepstor concert supporter,
The next performance is on Wednesday October 24th (not the 17th as I put on initial posters) at 7.30 pm in St Leonard's Church Sheepstor, and will see a return of Ninebarrow at their request. Two years ago they played to a full house here, with the volunteers relinquishing their seats and standing at the back!
'Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding 'like two halves of one voice' and by Kate Rusby as 'absolutely amazing', Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. As well as crafting unique and engaging original material, Ninebarrow also take a wide-range of traditional folk songs and rework them in their own, distinctive way.
In 2017, the duo were nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the 'Horizon' category for 'Best Emerging Artist'. One of the highest accolades in their genre, it was made even more exceptional because it was only a few months prior to this that Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere relinquished their jobs as a teacher and GP in favour of a full-time music career.
Do look at their web site www.ninebarrow.co.uk and/or the You Tube videos. They are now full time music makers and are very busy around the country so I am very grateful to them for honouring their offer to come back made when there was still uncertainty over the future of the Carn to Cove/Villages in Action initiative. Tickets are available from myself at £10 adult, £7 child on 01822 853186, or enquiries on line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment in advance would be very much appreciated, and rewarded with a £1 reduction on the adult price on the door. I'm also happy to negotiate a family ticket price if appropriate. Doors will open at 7 pm, and refreshments will be served from that time, with the concert starting at 7.30 pm. Parking arrangements will be signposted.
This concert is a not a C2C/VIA promotion so I'm very grateful as ever for the financial backing, if needed, from Sheepstor PCC, SVH & the Friends of St Leonard's. Profits after the artists' fees will be split equally between FOSLS & SVH.
Sheepstor Villages in Action promoter