GREG RUSSELL & CIARAN ALGAR

07/09/2018 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tickets from Brian : 01652 649230
www.wegottickets.com

GREG RUSSELL & CIARAN ALGAR

 

Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar are two of the brightest stars in the UK Folk scene.

Both come from musical backgrounds and developed their skills long before they joined forces.  They are two time BBC Folk Award winners.

The pair met in 2011 and soon signed to Fellside Records, releasing their debut album ‘The Queen’s Lover’ in the summer of 2012.  Numerous tours followed as they developed and honed their stage craft, becoming one of the most sought after acts on the English Folk scene.

In 2013 the Greg & Ciaran picked up their first BBC Award, as the Best Young Folk Artists.   The celebrated their success with a full UK tour, after completing school and University and went on to play the Cambridge Folk Festival and Cropredy that year.

After recording their second album ‘The Call’ in November 2013, Greg & Ciaran picked up the Horizon Award for Best Breakthrough Act at the 2014 Award Ceremony.  ‘The Call’ was released in July 2014 to critical acclaim. Receiving 5* reviews in fRoots, R2 and The Telegraph.  In 2016 they released their latest album ‘The Silent Majority’.

All three albums contain mainly self-penned songs in the folk rock tradition, telling stories and issue relevant statement about the world past and present.  All feature Greg’s super guitar playing and voice that is ideally suited to the folk genre.  Ciaran is an award winning fiddle player, with outstanding skills.

Live they bounce off each other, with entertaining tales of life on the road and there camaraderie and playing is infectious.

Support will come from Leeds trio, of Mark Rogers, Rachel Sutcliffe and Steve Foster, The Heathen Kings, who have played Town Hall Live twice previously as The Fireside Knights.  Last year they released their EP ‘From Bedlam to Babylon.  They are the perfect fit of the headliners.

 

Advance Tickets for this concert are priced at £12.50 and can be obtained from the One Stop store in the town, from Brian on 01652 649230 or www.wegotickets.com.

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