Folk Music Night Sat Oct 3rd Featuring Mitchell & Vincent and eMu
Tickets £7 online or £10 on the door . Concessions for students and over 65′s £6 online or £9 on the door.
This amazing line-up of folk singers, musicians, songwriters and performers bring the whole folk music scene alive in Taunton on Saturday Oct 4th and an excellent price for hearing from well seasoned and emerging artists from a range of folk genres.
- Mitchell & Vincent
Licensed bar available.
Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment or refusal on the door.
About The Artists
Mitchell & Vincent
David Mitchell and Graham Vincent are an acoustic duo based in Dorset and Somerset who play lively traditional music from the British Isles, mainly on Fiddle and Nylon strung Guitar. Much of their set is instrumental but this is mixed in with a selection of broadly traditional songs.
Playing at a wide variety of festivals, concerts and events all over the South West and beyond, they have been described as performing, “Distinctive and fresh traditional folk,” as well as musicians who “tell stories with their melodies”.
eMu are a Somerset duo playing their own compositions on guitars, mandolin, flute, whistles, melodeons, bagpipes, pipe & tabor with stepping, loop technology & digital effects.
Jon Maybey & Mike Highfield met in 2013 as a result of the music events Jon was organising at The Dolphin in Wellington and they soon collaborated as Beat Flute Jam, to fill a performance spot in June 2014. Things went well and they appeared at a cider festival and decided to team up and perform their own compositions under the name eMu (electraloop music).
The sound of eMu combines digital effects and traditional acoustic folk instruments with the live looping of percussion and string accompaniments. Theymostly play their own compositions that can be gentle melodic pieces to faster foot tapping tunes that encompass the folk sounds found in England, France and Ireland. The large range of instruments and different rhythms guarantee the musical set to be varied and a song may even appear from time to time.
Jon became interested in music and the guitar at an early age and was playing in his first band and teaching guitar when he left school. He took up classical guitar for a few years before getting a place at Leeds College of Music studying jazz, contemporary and popular music. After graduating he formed the fusion band Elephant Talk, recording and producing 5 albums and touring throughout Europe and the UK. He is currently involved in musical projects performing, recording, composing and promoting music and has a particular interest in blending together different styles and genres.
Mike chanced upon Irish music at Sidmouth Folk Festival and bought a whistle and tutor tape in 1984. From then on he was hooked on folk music and taught himself to play a range of instruments and try the patience of his long suffering wife Ali. Mike has taught folk music and dance traditions to children and adults and is currently developing dances with Taunton Deane Morris Men. His links to Morris tradition and Appalachian clogging over many years can be seen to surface once in a while in his music. He formed the Celtic band Trefellas in 2000 to play and sing in local pubs in Taunton Deane and he also plays in several local ceilidh bands providing mainly traditional flute and whistle melodies. Mike is the cheese loving, cider drinking vegetarian that will generally have a penny whistle tucked somewhere!