Folk – Solasta, Steve Warner & Ellie McCann
Solasta is a dynamic young trio made up of Scottish fiddler Elisabeth Flett, Welsh cellist Hannah Thomas and English guitarist Jamie Leeming. They are rapidly making a name for themselves, with performances at major festivals and featuring regularly on folk radio shows and podcasts.
This concert is part of a tour to launch Solasta’s debut album, “A Cure For The Curious”, a bold reimagining of Celtic sounds, and a meeting point between virtuosity and curiosity. Firmly rooted in tradition, the trio draw upon elements of classical, jazz and early music in their evocative and exhilarating arrangements. Fiddle, cello and guitar blend together seamlessly, taking the listener on a spellbinding journey from raucous plate smashing at a Greek wedding to the songs of water sprites from the shores of Inishvickalline.
Steve Warner is a solo singer songwriter, writing, arranging and performing his own songs based on his observations of the world around him. From the First World War trenches to the demise of the Luton car industry to the impact of the terrible disease of dementia, Steve writes songs with honest observation and heartfelt integrity.
New Roots finalist Ellie McCann is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who gives her main influences include Kate Rusby, Joni Mitchell, The Albion Band and Sarah Jarosz. She has performed at various open mic nights and folk sessions and concerts since the age of 14 and recently recorded her first EP.
Tickets: £12, Students and concessions £11. Under 18 £7.50