This informal and at first sight musically unlikely double-header pairs two veteran (unrelated!) English folk artists who actually complement each other really well.
Alistair Anderson is a master of the English concertina and a leading performer on the Northumbrian pipes. He has appeared on TV, radio and concert platforms across the world, including 37 tours of the USA. As well as 30 years working extensively with traditional musicians from the older Northumbrian generation like Joe Hutton, Willy Taylor and Will Atkinson, he has recorded and performed with artists ranging from Kate Bush to the Lindsay String Quartet, from Nigel Kennedy to John Williams, from the Northern Sinfonia to the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, and from jazz trombonist Annie Whitehead to folk rock guitar master Richard Thompson.
Ian A. Anderson began as a guitarist/ singer heavily influenced by old country blues players, before taking a left-swerve in the 1970s into ‘psych folk’ including 3 LPs for cult, collectable Bristol label Village Thing. His personal and assuredly English style draws from traditional folk, blues, old-time and world roots musics, recording some 16 albums solo or in influential bands. He’s appeared at most of the UK’s important folk/roots venues and festivals (from the very first Glastonbury to Cambridge, WOMAD and more) and is now enjoying performing solo again, with repertoire and anecdotes drawn from across those 50+ years of experience.
Have a listen to Ian Anderson play Black Crow Blues.
Why not pre-order a sharing platter or soup to enjoy ahead of the concert?
Bookable here or via the link above with your tickets, up to 48 hours ahead of the event.
With soup, bar snacks and ice cream available to order on the night.