Date: Saturday 8th April 2017
Wild Willy Barrett’s French Connection
You won’t find another band like Wild Willy Barrett’s French Connection - from a Parisian café via a Dublin hooley to a New Orleans party with rip-roaring fiddle & banjo.
Imagine stumbling across a smoky back street bar, late night jam: Django Reinhardt and The Pogues; Robert Johnson accompanies Edith Piaf; Bob Marley’s jammin’ with Stéphane Grappelli; Tom Waits joins in.
This is French Connection.
Multi-instrumentalist and erstwhile Godfather of grunge folk, Wild Willy Barrett is the driver, as the versatile and heartrending vocals of French singer Aurora Colson take centre stage.
Well known for his partnership with John Otway, Willy’s had a long and varied career, recording with Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Gordon Giltrap and Ralph McTell, as well as being considered as Brian Jones’s replacement in the Rolling Stones!
Changing gear between almost every number, the quartet perform stunning original compositions and arrangements on guitar, cello, harmonium, whistle, fiddle, banjo and Irish pipes.
Enjoy a wonderful evening of unique musical entertainment overlaid with a large dose of dry humour!
Wild Willy Barrett website
Doors & Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 8.00pm
Show finishes approx.10.15pm
There's plenty of time to walk to Calstock Rail Station after the concert to catch your train back to Plymouth. The Chapel is only a few minutes walk from Calstock Station.
Tickets in advance :
Standard : £12.00 (£13.00 On The Door)
Under18s : £6.00
Friends of Calstock Arts : £11.00
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