Folk duo return for latest Maltings concert in St Albans

PUBLISHED: 15:45 20 January 2019 | UPDATED: 11:00 23 January 2019

Alison Frosdick and Jack Burnaby will perform at Folk at the Maltings in St Albans.

Alison Frosdick and Jack Burnaby will perform at Folk at the Maltings in St Albans.

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Folk at the Maltings welcomes back duo Alison Frosdick and Jack Burnaby for its next gig.

They will be appearing at the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans along with solo singer BLÁNID and Watford-based group Turnwrest on Friday, February 1.

Growing up in Somerset and Hampshire, Alison Frosdick and Jack Burnaby are well-rooted in the folk music of England.

Their singing is usually accompanied by Jack’s squeezeboxes and Alison’s whistle, but on their highly acclaimed new CD Adzooks! they have introduced more textures including cello, piano and guitar.

Since their previous visit to St Albans, when they sang in the 2017 St Albans Folk Festival concert as winners of the Watford Folk Club’s song writing competition, they have taken their music to a wider audience.

In 2018, they played at a string of festivals, including Sidmouth, Broadstairs and Whitby, where they also gave several inspiring workshops.

Supporting them will be another performer in the 2017 festival concert, New Roots 2017 finalist, Bláthnaid McCullagh, now singing under the name of BLÁNID.

She is a talented folk singer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Northern Ireland and Devon, and recently settled in London.

BLÁNID attributes her love for folk music to the stories behind the songs and she breathes new life into traditional folk while embracing contemporary folk with passion.

Turnwrest, from Watford, is made up of Chris, Mark, Liz, and Linda, singers who love sharing traditional and not so traditional songs of innocence and experience, of sea and of land.

The Maltings concert starts at 8pm.

Tickets cost £12, students and concessions £11, and under-18s £7.50, on the door or in advance.

You can book online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/ovo, by phone on 0333 666 3366 or in person at St Albans Central Library.

• For more about the gig, visit www.stalbansfolkmusic.org.uk and www.alisonandjack.co.uk

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