Saturday 4 July 2020: South Brent Folk Day: South Brent Folk presents the 9th annual South Brent Folk Day with singing; music; dancing; workshops; and concerts in the Old School Community Centre, and a headline evening concert in the Village Hall with guests Martin Carthy and Harbottle and Jonas.

For more than 50 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. Awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2014, he has had trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick, Norma Waterson (his award-winning wife) and his daughter Eliza Carthy which have resulted in more than 40 albums. He’s a ballad singer, a ground-breaking guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of contemporary material and his settings of traditional songs with guitar, have influenced a generation of artists on both sides of the Atlantic including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon.

Harbottle and Jonas is a dynamic Devon (now South Brent) duo becoming increasingly popular at clubs and festivals up and down the country. Dave and Freya are partners in life and music who combine the rich traditions of folk music with original songwriting and contemporary interpretations as demonstrated on their fourth and most ambitious album, ‘The Sea Is My Brother’, which has a maritime theme maintained across political, historical, and personal stories and songs. They blend their closely intertwined vocal harmonies with concertina, harmonium, banjo, cittern, stomp box and acoustic guitar accompaniment.

The annual Folk Day is one of a number of events organised throughout the year by South Brent Folk to support folk music in the South Brent area; still to come are an Autumn Ceilidh with ‘Mooncoin Ceilidh Band on Saturday 17 October 2020 and the Annual ‘Twixt’ Ceilidh on Sunday 27 December 2020 with Buttoned up. FFI: Contact Eileen McKee: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01364 73699 or John Rawlinson: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01364 73117. See Facebook