20th Jul, 2018

A gig with plenty of strings attached

Rob George 4th Apr, 2018

ICONIC folk-rock band Feast of Fiddles embarks on its 25th annual spring tour and they’ll be stopping off at Worcester’s Huntingdon Hall this April.

The band that has been variously likened to a ‘group of geography teachers’ or ‘Bellowhead with bus passes’ certainly doesn’t seem to be slowing down any.

Putting on shows of huge dynamic range, performed with passion, joy and a liberal dose of fun, Feast of Fiddles started life as a group of musical friends who played together at a small folk club.

Fast forward 25 years, and the band has become a folk-rock institution, with seven CDs, several festival appearances and sell-out shows up and down the UK all to the band’s name.

Typically, fiddlers Peter Knight (Steeleye Span), Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention), Phil Beer (Show of Hands), Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band), Ian Cutler (Bully Wee), Tom Leary (Lindisfarne) and Garry Blakeley (Band of Two) add the large range of fiddle playing styles to the rock back-line of guitars, keyboards, sax and accordion, accompanied by legendary drummer Dave Mattacks.

Hugh Crabtree, the founder of Feast of Fiddles, plays melodeon and sings, as well as compering the show on the night.

A Feast of Fiddles show is a musical extravaganza, covering almost every genre. It’s not just folk, it’s not just fiddles, it’s a live music entertainment like no other which is guaranteed to be enjoyed by even the most doubting of friends dragged along.

The show will be staged next Friday, April 13, from 7.30pm and tickets cost £23.

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