Once again we will start the festival concert schedule with an evening of old-time music in the beautiful Holy Trinity Church. We are delighted to present to you a double bill featuring grand masters of the tradition from the UK.
First up is the Long Hill Ramblers. Tab Hunter on guitar, Ben Paley on fiddle and Dan Edwards on banjo have each made international reputations for themselves as instrumentalists in all sorts of traditional music, in more bands than we can begin to list. The Ramblers features Laura Hockenhull's voice which must have been the best-kept secret in folk music over the last few years. If you're looking for a gimmick, move along. All the Long Hill Ramblers have to offer is folk music: clear, beautiful vocals, rich harmonies, virtuoso musicianship, and a repertoire drawn from among the finest traditional songs on both sides of the Atlantic. Ben’s fiddling is the cornerstone of their sound. ƒRoots magazine said he was "...just about the best folk fiddler of his generation". Altogether this fine band promises a night of fun and meaningful music.