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Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson

Oct 26th 2018 @ Institute

Guildford, United Kingdom
Friday, October 26th, 2018
7:45 PM
Guildford, United Kingdom
N.B. Includes 2018/19 club membership (which entitles you to £1 off standard ticket prices from September 2018 to August 2019).

Two of the finest exponents of Traditional Song in the United Kingdom; it is difficult to accept that these relatively young men, have a combined 40+ years experience of performing at folk venues. This will be the duo's third visit to the club, though Mike has visited a couple of other times with the Wilson Family.

Raised in Norfolk and heavily influenced by such earlier Norfolk singers as Walter Pardon and Peter Bellamy, Damien is a stylish and distinctive singer, either unaccompanied or using guitar or concertina and is probalby widest known as the Demon Barbers' front man. Though he has lived for a long time in West Yorkshire he retains a strong East Anglian identity.

Mike Wilson is the youngest member of the Wilson Family, the powerful Teesside singing siblings who have raised the rafters at many a festival or folk club event. His musical heritage is emphatically that of the North East rural and industrial folk song both traditional and modern. Damien and Mike have a rich shared repertoire of traditional songs plus the work of modern folk writers such as Bellamy, Ewan MacColl and Mike Waterson.