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Music, Thu 28 Mar 2019

Topic Folk Club

Topic Folk Club

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Tom Kitching and Jon Loomes are 50% of Pilgrims' Way, at least in terms of culpability, and perhaps as much as 70% in pure biomass. Fiddle and guitar, songs and tunes, bitter and mild. Engaging, entertaining, sometimes surreal, always compelling.

A consummate performer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and ethno-musicologist, Jon is renowned for his work with traditional English folk music.

He released his much acclaimed solo album 'Fearful Symmetry' in 2005, has made two albums with 'Heretique', and is a member of folk award nominees 'Pilgrims' Way'. He was once described as 'a genius' by Zoe Ball.

Jon has worked in bands with artists such as Pete Coe, Chris Coe, Nic Jones, Paul Sartin, Keith Kendrick, John Spiers, Jon Boden and Benji Kirkpatrick.

In a successful thirteen year career, Tom has worked with numerous singers and bands, including Pilgrims' Way, Gavin Davenport, Jon Loomes, Gren Bartley, Zoe Mulford, and Albireo. He has tutored at several Summer Schools, and has lead numerous workshops around the country. Heavily involved in the dance scene, and veteran of over 1500 gigs, he stands at the leading edge of the English folk scene. His style is English at heart, whilst encompassing elements of many other traditions. It is a unique, vibrant style full of exuberance, energy and wit, yet capable of expressing extraordinary emotional depth.

In March 2015, he released his solo album, 'Interloper', a deeply personal project to capture the state of the English instrumental tradition and define the role of the fiddle within it.

Tom Kitching is one of the best English fiddlers ever - Mike Harding.

There are dozens of folk violinists, but few with the attack, passion, and ingenuity of Tom Kitching. The most beautiful instrumental playing of the year. - Sunday Express

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Dates Times
Thu 28 Mar 2019 20:00

Prices

£6
£5 (Members)

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Map reference: SE 160327  Lat: 53.79038 Long: -1.75860

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  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
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