Folk at the Maltings with George Sansome and Matt Quinn plus Kirsty McLachlan

Sun Oct 1st
 MaltingsTheatre, Level 2 Maltings Shopping Centre St Albans AL1 3HL

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Folk at the Maltings reopens by welcoming an exciting new collaboration between two leading lights of their generation of traditional singers, George Sansome (Granny’s Attic) and Matt Quinn (Dovetail Trio).   Support will be by New Roots 2023 finalist Kirsty McClachlan. In a move to Sundays, the concert will be on Sunday October 8 at 8pm at the Maltings Theatre, The Maltings, St Albans AL1 3HL.

Matt and George sing traditional folk songs from the British Isles, some unaccompanied, and others accompanied by mandolin and guitar. Their well-blended voices and close harmonies create a warm, enthralling sound and their English folk instrumental styles complement each other perfectly. Matt Quinn is known for his solo work focusing on traditional songs from Sussex, and is a skilled performer with a distinctive voice and sprightly mandolin style. George Sansome, who also performs solo, is a deft guitarist with a rich, sweet voice. Their debut album, Sheffield Park, was released in 2023.

Kirsty McLachlan is a North-East singer-songwriter, inspired by her local landscape and community. Her love of folk music developed through Cream Tees and the Folkworks programme at the Sage Gateshead, later joining the National Youth Folk Ensemble from 2020-2022.  As a New Roots finalist in 2018 and 2023, Kirsty has performed at the Sidmouth, Upton-upon-Severn and Whitby folk festivals


Ticket prices: £15.00 Concessions for under 25s and students £10.00

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