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Tea and cakes will be on sale from the Environment Group – more details later
Emma Sweeney: Fiddle
Jack Rutter: Guitar
Ben Cashell: ‘Cello
Emma Sweeney is a fiddle player from Manchester, born to Irish parents. Last year she released her debut solo album, Pangea, which was met with critical acclaim. On the back of the album, Emma was nominated for two Songlines music awards, and more recently she has just received an Emerging Excellence Award from Help Musicians UK, which will enable her to take up a place of study at the world famous Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts in India next year.
Ben Cashell is a cellist from Balbriggan in County Dublin. Having gone to the Yehudi Menhuin school as a boy and later on, the The Royal Northern College of Music, Ben’s primary genre of music is classical. However, in recent years, Ben has chosen to explore other genres of music which has led him to playing with the likes of Once star, Glen Hansard, singer-songwriter, JP Cooper, jazz guitarist, Stuart McCallum and the mighty songstress, Rioghnach Connolly.
Jack Rutter is a well respected guitarist and multi-instrumentalist working within the English tradition. Self taught, he is known for his for his highly rhythmic tune backing, flatpicking and fingerstyle playing. In addition to his contribution to Moore Moss Rutter, Jack plays in the Seth Lakeman Band, and he is in high demand as a session guitarist for numerous other artists and outfits in the British folk scene and further afield. Jack has just graduated with a degree in Countryside Management from Newcastle University. He plays a custom guitar built by Alister Atkin.
Debra, Gina and May are close harmony trio The Bobby Pins. They live in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and love everything about the music of the 40s and 50s. Inspired by The Andrew Sisters, they love to sing their original hits that made this style of singing so popular. But they also have a repertoire of pop hits made into quirky, swingin’ tunes, something that little bit different.
Also performing at the concert will be Lou and Si from The Taste Buds.