THURSDAY 21 MARCH 2024
St Andrew’s Church, Millhams Road, Kinson, Bournemouth BH10 7LN
Bar open from 7pm
Music from 7.45pm
£15 adv + £1 booking fee / £18 otd
SykesMartin is the new collaboration from two of the UK’s finest folk singers. Miranda Sykes (Show of Hands) and Hannah Martin (Edgelarks, Gigspanner Big Band, Saltlines) draw on the tradition to form a set of songs that celebrate the power of two voices singing in harmony. Double bass, fiddle, banjo and guitars all come together around the duo’s vocal arrangements, taking their deep knowledge of roots music, adding a contemporary twist, and then singing these old songs back to their heart.
Delivering beautiful ballads and rousing chorus songs, this set showcases two mesmerising storytellers joining voices to create a spine tingling testimonial to our shared musical heritage.
“An exciting collaboration…impressive…beautiful – a must for any folkie” – The Morning Star
“Stunning…inventive…an excellent debut from a new duo, though it’s no less than we might have anticipated from two such distinguished performers.” – Ian Croft, RnR
“As soon as you see the names Miranda Sykes and Hannah Martin together you’re excited…Two of the finest voices on the contemporary folk scene…This is elemental modern folk song” Songlines ****