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Local Heroes Night featuring Rosewood + No Strings Attached + Park & Ride *

ROSEWOOD The members of Rosewood have been performing together for the past 18 years in various ensembles including a ceilidh band The Hosepipe Band and BOF!, a group specialising in traditional French music. Rosewood started in 2012 to explore a repertoire of songs and tunes from the 17th to the 21st century performed on their vast array of instruments, including melodeons, concertina, bandoneon, recorders, bagpipes, flute, saxophone, guitar, ukulele and voices. Their first recording, Rife and Strife and Mirth and Fun, is available from the group or from their website See also and Simon Haines (Squeezeboxes) didn’t start playing music until he was well into adulthood after attending a concert by the iconic Albion Band. He bought himself a melodeon and hasn’t looked back, later adding concertina, bandoneon, hurdy-gurdy, footbass and musical saw to his collection. He also sings, which if he’d done as a boy would have saved his parents vast amounts of school fees. Phil Lyons (Strings) first picked up a guitar aged seven and by sixteen was immersed in the folk scene. As well as playing for ceilidhs and French bals - for which he sings in French - he also has a solo career and can draw from a repertoire of over 100 songs. Val Woollard (Wind) learned recorder and trumpet at school but ignored the sheet music early on to ‘make music up’ which she is still doing on recorder, flute, saxophone, bagpipes, hammered dulcimer and bells. Her route into folk also came through The Albion Band which she heard on a record and thought ‘I could do that …..’ and 43 years later still is.

NO STRINGS ATTACHED are an Anglo-French a cappella folk duo bringing their own lyrical style to (mostly) traditional songs from England, Brittany and beyond. They follow the oral tradition of learning and performing by ear, and the great majority of tunes have harmonies arranged by them. They have sung at venues large and small in Suffolk and Essex since 2010. They recorded their first CD, Of Love, Death and Cider, in 2011 and their second one, Unto Some Foreign Land, in 2013. “No Strings Attached are…quite exquisite. We first saw them at an Open mic/Singers night here and they blew us away. A mixture of French and British songs sung with beautiful harmony.” (Terry Walden, Milkmaid Folk Club, Bury St Edmunds.) “Delighted to hear this excellent duo at Woolpit. Made my evening” (Geoffrey Stapleton on Facebook).

PARK & RIDE are Peter Nice (Nelson) - guitar, bass, vocals and Cara Bruns - keyboards and vocals - versatile musicians who are well known locally in diverse other formations – for example Surfquake, and the Hosepipe band. Nelson has, on occasions, played with the Churchfitters.

Tickets £11 / £10 concessions.
Doors open 7.45pm - starts 8.15pm.

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