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Folk – Gren Bartley + Na Mara + Kirstie McLachlan
Gren Bartley is a widely praised and accomplished musician. Over the past few years he has honed his musical craft, touring the length and breadth of the UK and much of Europe, writing and recording several albums worth of new material and working with respected and talented musicians and producers.
For 2019, Gren is turning to a more stripped back sound of solo performance and has written and arranged a new album of tunes and songs exploring his love of world music and bottleneck slide guitar. Gren released the new album Quiet exclusively online and for free and it is available from his website. Gren Bartley is part of the future of folk songwriting and is a modern day troubadour. Using his influences from older folk and world music traditions, he truly brings something new and unique to his audience.
Local folk duo with a national reputation, Na mara will be joining us to launch their new album ‘Sisters and Brothers’. Over recent years, Rob and Paul have earned a reputation for fine playing and powerful song writing and Sisters and Brothers, their fourth album, builds upon this with newly penned songs on contemporary and historical issues, tune sets from Celtic Spain and new English translations of traditional ballads from France and Quebec. Malcolm Hobbs, who kindly gave Na Mara his slot after their arrangements elsewhere fell through, will now be singing for us on October 4.
New Roots 2018 finalist Kirsty McLachlan is a keen musician who is studying music at school and is hoping to pursue a career in this field. She is a budding singer-songwriter who plays a wide range of instruments, including violin, piano/keyboard, ukulele and bass guitar.
Tickets: £12, Students and concessions £11. Under 18 £7.50