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Music, Thu 9 Nov 2017, free entry

Glyde House, Bradford

Glyde House, Bradford


Brian Peters is, according to the UK’s Living Tradition magazine “a top-notch singer and player, also one of the best-researched performers currently doing the rounds, and master of several crafts” while the US folk music magazine Dirty Linen described him as “one of the very best performers in the field of English traditional song and music”.

Brian is a true all-rounder, on the one hand a passionate singer able to tackle big songs, and on the other a multi-instrumentalist acknowledged as one of England’s leading exponents of the anglo concertina and melodeon (button accordion) and a skilled guitarist as well. Having begun his career in the folk clubs of England, he’s taken his music to stages all over the world, touring regularly in America, Europe and Australia, but always retaining a deep commitment to the musical traditions of his native country.

Brian believes strongly in the power and relevance of the old songs, specializing particularly in the great ballads of the British Isles, though in performance he’s not a traditional diehard, and includes songs from unexpected sources, never forgetting that folk music is meant to be accessible, and fun. On the instrumental side, Brian has for many years played and researched old Northern English country dance music, unearthing tunes from centuries-old manuscripts, at the same time composing new tunes in traditional style, many of which were published in his book Rattle and Roll. He’s also known for forays into ragtime, blues and rock’n’roll on his squeezeboxes, making for a repertoire of sometimes startling variety.

A singer, guitarist and melodeon player of rare ability... one of the very best performers in the field of English traditional song and music - Steve Winick, Dirty Linen (USA)

One of the best English singers and musicians on the club and festival scene - English Dance and Song.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 9 Nov 2017 20:30


Free entry

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



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