Belshazzar’s Feast, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Katharine Priddy
ST GEORGE’S BRISTOL
Doors 2 pm
Humour and maestro musicianship from Bellowhead’s Paul Sartin, first class fiddles and dreamlike guitar.
One of the best-loved duos in folk music, BBC Folk Awards nominees Belshazzar’s Feast start with traditional folk music, add a touch of classical and jazz, throw in a bit of pop and music hall, and top it off with a wry humour that has won them fans across the world.
Paul Sartin (of Bellowhead and Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (of Pagoda Project) have together wowed audiences with their eclectic mix of songs and virtuosity, and their between-songs chat is guaranteed to send audiences home with smiles on their faces.
Eccentric and wickedly inventive duo with extravagant tastes.
“Few can match this duo in concert for entertainment and great music” The Independent
GREG RUSSELL & CIARAN ALGAR
Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar joined forces in 2011. Combining Russell’s powerful vocals and driving guitar style with Algar’s All-Ireland winning fiddle playing, the duo have become one of the most sought after acts on the British folk scene. .
In 2013 the pair won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award before going on to win the Horizon Award for best breakthrough act from the same source in 2014. In 2015, they were nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Best Duo.
Fine tuned by five years of touring including successful European tours of Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands, Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar return to the St George’s stage on top form.
“Invigorating, infectious joy’ Songlines
The last 8 months have been a whirlwind for Birmingham-based Katherine Priddy, with long-awaited debut EP ‘Wolf’ championed by the BBC 2 Folk Show, BBC 6 Music’s Gideon Coe and Tom Robinson.
Priddy’s haunting vocals and distinctive finger picking guitar style are generating a buzz. Last year she walked away from her first performance at Cambridge Folk Festival with the Christian Raphael Award; a development award made to one gifted artist each year.
Original works are delivered with an emotional maturity, depth and a vulnerable tenderness that still carries a darker edge. Citing Nick Drake, John Martyn, and Imagined Village amongst her influences, her lyrics are particularly noteworthy – a tribute to her life-long love affair with literature and poetry.
Despite her delicate sound, Katherine Priddy is a young woman who means business .
“The best thing I’ve heard all year’ Richard Thompson in MOJO
Sunday Day Tickets
The Sunday Day session runs from 2 pm – 5 pm at St George’s. Sunday Day tickets give you access to the three main stage artists listed above, in the St George’s Main Hall. Look out for live sessions and dance spots from lunchtime in the St George’s Bar & Foyer. Access to the smaller Glass Studio is on a first-come first-served basis. All individual seating is unreserved.