NEXT AT DOWNEND FOLK & ROOTS:
HARBOTTLE & JONAS + ROBERT LANE
FRIDAY 21 APRIL 2023, CHRIST CHURCH DOWNEND
Harbottle & Jonas are the headline guests as Downend Folk & Roots round of their Spring season in style this month.
Partners in life and music, the dynamic Devon based folk duo are one of the most exciting acts on the UK circuit today, combining a love of the richness of traditional folk with their own original and powerful songwriting. Dave and Freya have developed a distinct and compelling signature sound, blending concertina, harmonium, banjo, stomp box, acoustic guitar and cittern with their beautiful and closely intertwined vocal harmonies.
Subject matter covers the historical as well as the more personal, with their engaging live shows full of stories as well as songs. People, places and events are brought to life through their intimate, timeless music.
Their latest album The Beacon was released in March 2021, entering the top 30 of the Official UK Folk Chart ,and was declared an “sublimely exquisite offering” by Folk Radio UK. Expect a new release in 2023.
Joining Harbottle & Jonas on the bill will be Robert Lane, an artist who has toured extensively and released three albums. Also an actor, he works in theatre and film and is a founding member of short form comedy improvisation group Improv Wolves.
Robert is also the host of The Robert Lane Creative Careers Podcast where he chats to creatives including musicians, songwriters, actors, writers, comedians and journalists about their careers and how they create their work.
Tickets for the concert, which takes place at Christ Church Downend on Friday 21 April 2023, are available online at downendfolkandroots.com and from Melanie’s Kitchen in Downend (cash only). They are priced at £14 each in advance or £16 on the door. Doors open at 7.30pm and the entertainment starts around 7.45pm.
There will be a bar, stocking cider, soft drinks, wine, hot drinks and locally-brewed real ale from locally-based Hop Union Brewery. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own glass/mug/tankard, as well as reusable bottles for water, as part of the drive to be more environmentally aware. There is a 50p discount for those that do. There will also be sweet treats available at the bar courtesy of the Radstock-based Great Cake Company, as well as a prize draw, which helps to fund the support artists for each concert.
For further information, please email email@example.com or visit the website downendfolkandroots.com.