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Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar

Apr 13th 2018 @ Wadsworth Community Centre

Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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Friday, April 13th, 2018
6:45 AM
Wadsworth Community Centre
Billy Lane, Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
We are pleased and excited to welcome 3 young talented musicians to Wadsworth Community Centre who are influenced by folk traditions and bring energy, enthusiasm and creativity to their performances.

Two time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after the joining of the pair, the duo were signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 released their debut album, The Queen's Lover. Numerous tours followed as the duo developed and honed their stage craft, becoming one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene.

In January 2013, the pair picked up the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award. Following the award win, Russell and Algar toured the country in April and, after completing school and University Exams in May, began touring again at the beginning of June - a schedule which saw them play venues and festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport's Cropredy Convention as well as appearing live on Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio 2 Folk Show.

After recording their second album in the November of 2013, again with Fellside, Russell and Algar received the Horizon Award for Best breakthrough act at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The second album, The Call, was then released in July receiving 5 Stars in fRoots, 4 Stars in both R2 Magazine and The Telegraph and a host of other brilliant reviews, Bright Young Folk describing it as an outstanding show of maturity with enormous promise.

They released their third album, 'The Silent Majority', to critical acclaim in March 2016.

The duo come from musical households and both began to develop their musical skills long before joining forces. Algar, originally a member of TRI became All Ireland Champion, and All Britain Champion on numerous occasions before the age of 16 and Russell had begun a career as a solo musician supporting acts such as Karine Polwart and Lau, amongst others.

Support is from Henry Parker. We have a really talented guitarist as support for Greg and Ciaran.
With a sound rooted in the English folk revival, Henry Parker takes up a style crafted by players such as Bert Jansch and Nick Drake in the 1960's and early 70's. His open tuned acoustic style creates a sound that would perhaps fit the 'Folk-Baroque' label, a term used to describe those musicians who followed the path laid down by originator Davy Graham. His songs and tunes arrive either worked from his own hand, or are borrowed and developed from the traditional British folk cannon.

Henry Parker has a beautifully clear and precise finger picking acoustic guitar style it's quite simply gorgeous. FATEA
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