I have been led to believe that the apocalypse is nigh, partly due to a webpage about next months solar eclipse, and partly due to the ramblings of some old woman in Camden who smelt faintly of urine. That's good enough for me! Only one thing for it: Put on a gig, drink ale and listen to folk music!
In keeping with the theme, I have organised a night with not just one Hurdy Gurdy player, but two! This alone may cause the apocalypse.
Musicians as follows with more to be confirmed:
SCOTT MARSHALL — We are lucky to play host to one of the UK's best Hurdy Gurdy players, whos new album 'Gurdymania', is hot off the press. He likes Hurdy Gurdies, we like Hurdy Gurdies!
MIKE BILLINGTON — Musician, journalist, BBC Radio Manchester folk show producer and presenter, and all round treasure trove of folky knowledge, Mike will be gracing us with his presence. He will take us to the farthest corners of Europe and beyond, with his wonderful collection of bagpipes and other instruments.
… and RORY SCAMMELL — With the aid of copious amounts of effects pedals and electronics, Rory uses an ancient instrument (that predates even his own fashion sense) to take you and folk music to a different time and place.
As usual, it is free to get in, with whip-a-rounds for the musicians beer fund.