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Music, Thu 12 Oct 2017, free entry

Glyde House, Bradford

Glyde House, Bradford


A transatlantic duo inspired by the traditions of America and Britain, Hickman’s emotive, soaring vocals and driving guitar is complemented by Cassidy’s ingenious and virtuosic fiddling. Their sound flows from the connection between British and American folk with all the humour, heartbreak and excitement of these genres. The lively English wit of Hickman is set against Cassidy’s bone-dry irony and American drawl as they take audiences on a dynamic and unforgettable transatlantic journey.

James (from Shrewsbury) has been performing folk music from the age of 13. In later years, he formed the duo Hickman and Quinn which has featured as support act at Saltaire Live concerts at Victoria Hall. He also played in the popular folk group Uiscedwr for two years. Dan, brother of the late Eva Cassidy, hails from Maryland USA, and has been playing the fiddle from the age of 10. A meeting with Aly Bain sparked an interest in Celtic music and the UK folk scene in general. He has his own band, The Dan Cassidy Swing Quartet which performs regularly in the UK. He played on several of his late sister’s recordings.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 12 Oct 2017 20:30


Free entry

Guest nights £6 (£5 for Topic members).



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