Folk – Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer + Malcom Hobbs + Sarah Stock
Multi-instrumentalists Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary sounds. Their performances showcase new interpretations of old songs alongside original self-penned tunes and new contemporary songs that are entirely at home in the tradition. Vicki studied at the Royal College of Music on the double bass. She also plays various types of bagpipes, flute, recorder, piano and the nyckelharpa (Swedish keyed-fiddle). Composer and competition-winning guitar player; Jonny’s outstanding technical ability, coupled with a wide-ranging musical taste has made him a tireless and forceful musical innovator. Be entranced by the haunting nyckelharpa, amazed at the cow horn, one of the world’s earliest communication devices, and meet some of the bagpipes that didn’t come from Scotland.
Malcolm Hobbs sings traditional and contemporary songs from both sides of the Atlantic with bouzouki, mandola, guitar and dulcimer and is a regular performer at local folk clubs.
New Roots finaIist Sarah Stock sings traditional songs, my own arrangements and pieces which she written, both with guitar and acapella, and has been doing so since the age of 14.