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image for Music item typeTopic Folk Club - Chris Cleverly at The Merchant Bar

Music, Thu 24 Oct 2019

Topic Folk Club

Topic Folk Club


At times we see artists who have crafted a unique place for themselves within the genre. Chris Cleverley has emerged as a songwriter, performer and character who defies comparison. His innovative brand of 21st Century Alt-folk is characterised as much by his challenging songwriting as his blistering fingerstyle guitar technique. Described as ‘Impressive’ by The Telegraph, Chris is fast gaining the accolade of being among the most masterful, inventive and unique players on the scene. Continuing the legacy of heroes Nic Jones and John Martyn the essence of the folk revival abounds in his memorable songwriting and energetic traditional arrangements.

Haunting – The Sunday Times

Any tune could warrant a mention – R2

support: Atlas Bridge

Brand new acoustic 3-piece Atlas Bridge bring together the tuneful talents of Uilleann Piper and multi-instrumentalist Becky Taylor, with sensitive, honest vocals and melodic 5-string banjo from Madeline Smyth underpinned with inventive and energetic accompaniments by Steve Lacey who also adds a song or two to the mix.

Expect engaging, high energy, lively tune sets interspersed with thought-provoking songs with a multitude of different instruments between them and a fresh approach to more familiar material as well as vocal variety.

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Thu 24 Oct 2019 20:00


£5 for members and £6 for non-members



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