Ear Trumpet Folk Club: Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow (with Saskia Griffiths Moore)
Folk music from Europe, America and beyond; combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship and some damn great tunes
Ear Trumpet Folk Club presents regular intimate, sit-down gigs with some of the greatest musicians from around the globe:
Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow are a Bristol based duo playing acoustic, folk and roots music. Best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from the band Sheelanagig, they draw on their many influences to created unique arrangements of traditional music, as well as their own compositions. The live show is a musical journey through Europe, America and beyond; combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship.
Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow’s debut album The Fox explores the relationship between fiddle, guitar and voice, using the fertile ground of the traditional music of the British Isles as its starting point. The product of decades of musical experience, the track listing combines self penned tunes and folk tales, all intricately arranged and heartfelt.
“Fleet fingered and ingeniously arranged… Deserve to be thought of as up there with the best of them.”
“Such dexterity, energy and passion… mightily impressive.”
“The pair demonstrate an eclectic approach that lifts them head and shoulders above the rest.”
“Never a dull moment, with imagination firing throughout and an abundance of creative energy.”
Saskia Griffiths Moore
Saskia is a 24 year old independent English singer songwriter from London who tours the folk and acoustic scene year round. Frequently compared to Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell and Eva Cassidy for her pure, clear voice and nu-folk style repertoire, her music blends the classical simplicity of folks songs with contemporary moods, melodies and meaning.
Previously one of the worlds youngest Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapists with a practice on Harley Street London, in 2014 she left it all behind to pursue a career in music. She has since had three releases, run three successful crowdfunding campaigns and won a substantial arts council grant to tour her debut album Gentle Heart (2016).
She is currently working on a second album at Peter Gabriel’s Real World studio with her new 5 piece folk super group due for release on October 27th 2017.
“Her pensive and positive songs exhibit a clarity of both thought and expression.”
Living Tradition Magazine
“A fine singer-songwriter, wonderful voice and great guitar playing.”
Johnny Coppin, BBC Radio Gloucestershire
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