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April 03, 2023

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008.

Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK’s biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work. Gilmore & Roberts released their fifth studio album, A Problem Of Our Kind, in October 2018.

Matt Kelly and Gary Woolley have been making music together for twelve years. Matt is a multi-instrumentalist / singer and Gary is a guitarist / singer, and both contribute to the songwriting. They initially came together as Kelly and Woolley to play a set of Cajun tunes at Ely folk festival in 2010 and now have three CDs to their name. They have played at most clubs and festivals throughout East Anglia including Cambridge Folk Festival, Folk East, Ely and Bury. Their third CD ‘Cuckoo Tree’ is due out on February the 10th 2023.
“Enthusiastic, assured and stylish” fRoots Oct 15
“For a couple of English guys they can certainly rip out some damn fine Cajun, Bluegrass and Country music with touches of English Folk Music for good measure .“ Folkwords.

Tickets £15 / £13 concessions.
Doors open 7.30pm, starts 8pm.


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Mon, April 3, 2023
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


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