Belshazzar’s Feast at Watford Folk Club

Fri May 20th
  20:00 to 23:00
 Watford Folk Club, The Pumphouse, Local Board Road, Watford, Hertfordshire WD17 2JP.
 Watford Folk Club

More about: Local Music, Music


Friday 20th May
We are fortunate to have been able to find a date for them in our diary as this is the last leg of their final tour.
Please don’t be disappointed and book early as we have already seen a big demand for tickets!!
Those attending Paul & Paul’s sell-out tours are treated to a mix of songs and tunes, plus classical music, pop, music-hall and traditional folk. All topped off with audience participation and lashings of wry humour. Paul Sartin (vocals, oboe, violin and swanee whistle) and Paul Hutchinson (accordion) together entertain audiences across the UK, Australia and beyond with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes, songs and chat that sends audiences home with a smile.
Having met in the mid-nineties, Paul and Paul formed a duo and began working for ceilidhs and social dances. Their other early recordings were song and tune sets and they toured America and Belgium, mostly playing for social dances.
Belshazzar’s Feast have released nine critically acclaimed albums across their long career. Their first winter-themed album, Frost Bites (2009), earned them a nomination for Best Duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. In celebration of twenty years of working together, 2014 saw the release of The Whiting’s On The Wall; ‘One of the most intimate and entertaining live albums I’ve heard.’ – Songlines
Regularly appearing on regional and national radio stations and folk shows, recent appearances include broadcasts on Radio Canberra , BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans and with Claire Balding, and on BBC Radio 3 In Tune. The duo also work together with charity organisations, and in hospitals and care homes. They were the support band for Bellowhead’s tour of the UK in 2009.
‘There is simply no way that two men in faded denim jeans should be this entertaining!’– Downend Folk Club
‘Amidst the jesting and hilarity, they sit as fine an example of traditional English folk music as you’re likely to hear.’ – Mike Ainscoe, Bright Young Folk
‘Paul Hutchinson and Paul Sartin play like no-one else you’ve ever heard. Their music is breath-taking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music. But don’t let me give you the impression they’re a lightweight comedy act: they finish the set with a haunting piece of oboe and accordion magic which has the audience spellbound.’ – BBC Radio 2 Mike Harding
Tickets £15 on the door or from £15 + £1.50 booking fee
DOORS 7.30pm for 8pm
Watford Folk Club meets every Friday
(All welcome – children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.)
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