Date: Monday 19th February 2018
Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow
Plus support : Ewan McLennan
Best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from the band Sheelanagig, Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow draw on their many influences to created unique arrangements of traditional music, as well as their own compositions.
The live show is a musical journey through Europe, America and beyond, combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship.
Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow’s debut album ‘The Fox’ has been received with critical acclaim.
It explores the relationship between fiddle, guitar and voice, using the fertile ground of the traditional music of the British Isles as its starting point.
The product of decades of musical experience, the track listing combines self penned tunes and folk tales, all intricately arranged and heartfelt.
“Fleet fingered and ingeniously arranged… deserve to be thought of as up there with the best of them” – Songlines
“Such dexterity, energy and passion… mightily impressive” – R2 Magazine
“The pair demonstrate an eclectic approach that lifts them head and shoulders above the rest” – Acoustic Magazine
“Never a dull moment, with imagination firing throughout and an abundance of creative energy” – Living Tradition
Ewan McLennan has come to be known as a guitarist at the very forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue.
From a BBC Horizon Award to his performances on the acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions, recent years have been marked by numerous awards and accolades for his music.
Ewan’s most recent project entitled Breaking the Spell of Loneliness – a collaboration with renowned author and journalist George Monbiot – seeks to use music and word to open up the issue of loneliness. Their UK tour and concept album have received wide acclaim and been featured widely, including live appearances on BBC Two’s Newsnight, BBC Radio 4’s Front Row and BBC Radio 3’s In Tune.
‘An Artist whose music lives and breathes’ Songlines
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