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Vin Garbutt

Feb 17th 2017 @ Old Cinema Launderette

Durham, United Kingdom
I Was There
Friday, February 17th, 2017
7:00 PM
Old Cinema Launderette
Durham, United Kingdom
Please note Old Cinema Launderette gigs are a mix of seating and standing. Please arrive early if you want a seat. If you have any disability or special requirements please email mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com

Support around 19.45 and headline around 20.30

About Vin

Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Live Act" Award 2001
Vin's career has spanned over 40 years of constant world wide touring which must
make him some kind of elder statesman of folk. His songs were inspired by the folk
tradition at the beginning of his career, they still are but have transformed into gritty
social comment and life observations. He is renowned for his hilarious intros but for
him his song lyrics are the crux of his performance.
Vin cuts through the bull, grasping those he meets firmly by the hand and shaking
them up with a dose of laughter and tears. It's a true gift to be able to make us laugh
and squirm at the same time, but Vin does both. He should be prescribed on the
National Health. English Folk Dance & Song Society.
Every budding singer-songwriter please take note: attending a Vin Garbutt concert is
now mandatory before your first public performance. Garbutt is the undisputed master
of communicating with an audience. Penguin Eggs magazine. Canada
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominee for "Best Folk Singer" and "Best Live Act" Awards 2001
Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Live Act" Award 2001
Honorary Degree of Master of Arts awarded to Vin by Teesside University in 2001 for his
music and his services to the arts and culture of the area of the North East of England.
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominee for "Best Live Act" Award 2007