Refugee Folk at St Mary’s Church, Penzance

Saturday 27th Feb 2016, 7.30pm

Refugee Folk features some of the best known names in Cornwall’s thriving folk scene.

Headlining are Tyn Daga, a highly regarded local three-piece who have performed at the Bath Folk Festival, Cornwall Folk Festival and St Ives Festival. Alan Burton, Greg Dyer, Gavin Nicol play Irish pipes, acoustic guitar and various percussion inspired by English, Celtic and Irish music, with tunes from the Balkans & Eastern Med, Spain, Africa and Latin America. The repertoire spans lively dance tunes, haunting melodies from around the world and original compositions.

Also on the bill are Djazz Celtica, playing material from gypsy jazz to Irish traditional, English folk songs, Bluegrass, Klezmer and Latin. Featuring Penzance based duo Pam Betowski on violin and vocals & Noel Betowski on guitar and Irish bouzouki. They have both performed widely with their compositions played on radio and tv.

Fiddle duo Salt & Sky, Emma Packer and Lizzie Pridmore, bring a fresh sound to the folk scene with energetic re-workings of traditional Cornish music and original tunes.

Rounding off the billing are Hand Picked, Baldrick’s Plan and Penzances’ Golowan Band.

The event is the brainchild of local fiddler and Golowan Band member Andrew Law. He is ably supported by a small team including Alan Collins, concertina player and one of the organisers of the Penzance Folk Club. The team has many years of experience in Folk Music and at Folk Music events, but this is the first time they have teamed up with Penzance-based RefugeeAid to raise funds for the ongoing relief effort in Europe.

Tickets for the event are available in advance from CRBO www.crbo.co.uk – 01726 879 500 , the Penzance tourist information centre and Fishboy PZ, Chapel St, Penzance. Priced at £8 in advance and £10 at the door.
The concert will run from 7.30pm until 10.30pm.