Sun Apr 28th

More about: Dance, Music


St Albans Folk Music, in conjunction with Watford Folk Club, presents a unique and exciting performance ‘Footwork Live’ on Sunday April 28 at 7.30pm. This live show, based on fiddle player Lewis Wood’s debut album ‘Footwork’ will include dancers Simon Harmer and Toby Bennett, multi-instrumentalist Aaron Horlock, and narrator Georgia Lewis as well as Lewis himself. The performance will take place at 7.30pm in St Saviour’s Church, 25 Sandpit Lane, St Albans AL1 4DF.

Lewis Wood is a folk violinist, multi-Instrumentalist and composer currently based in Oxfordshire, and has been a part of the folk scene in England for a decade and a half. His playing draws mostly from the English fiddle tradition, with influences from European and North American folk, as well as jazz and contemporary music. While being respectful to these traditions, he is also keen to push their boundaries, both through his interpretations of traditional music and his tune writing. He is probably best known for his work with acclaimed trio Granny’s Attic, who have gone from strength to strength since they formed in 2009. He also plays in a duo with Threepenny Bit clarinettist Helen Gentile, and is an experienced session musician.

Footwork was Lewis Wood’s debut studio album and accompanying live show and consists of original tunes written for English step dancing. The album features the feet of six of the country’s best step and step clog dancers, each a leading exponent of their regional style. Co-produced by Lewis and Alex Garden (The Drystones, Sheelanagig), it features the feet of Melanie Barber, Toby Bennett, Lynette Eldon, Lisa Sture, and Simon and Jo Harmer, all leading exponents of their regional styles. It has received acclaim from Living Tradition and Irish Music Magazines and featured in Songlines Top Of The World in August 2022. The live show brings together these varied traditions and the experiences of those who have lived and breathed them, all set to a backdrop of exquisite newly composed music.


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