Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians. Andy Cutting (button accordion), Sam Sweeney (fiddle) and Rob Harbron (concertina) are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Leveret’s music is not arranged in the conventional sense and the trio rely on mutual trust and musical interaction to create new settings of their repertoire in the moment, with no two performances alike. Their playing is relaxed and natural, drawing audiences in and inviting them to share in music making that is truly spontaneous and yet deeply timeless.
“You won’t find English folk music played better than this” R2
Fiddler Sam Sweeney was the 2015 BBC Folk Awards Musician of the Year and the inaugural Artistic Director of the National Youth Folk Ensemble. He is known for his work in Bellowhead and The Full English, and his solo recordings including 2022’s Escape That. Box player Andy Cutting, a three-time BBC Folk Awards Musician of the year, is a compelling solo performer and works with Blowzabella, Topette, Anne Niepold, and Roger Daltrey. Concertina wizard Rob Harbron leads the English Acoustic Collective Summer School, released his own solo album Meanders in 2019, and is known for his work with Emily Portman, The Full English and Emma Reid.
“This glimmering set of instrumentals cuts unfailingly elegant lines”The Sunday Times
Leveret have been celebrating 10 years on the road this year with Forms*, a new album featuring new and traditional tunes played with the band’s trademark interaction and inventiveness. Leveret’s music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new and over the years their intimate presentation style has charmed countless audiences, helping the trio build a loyal following and demonstrating the enduring appeal and endless potential of the folk tune. Listeners new and old can expect incredible musicianship and compelling presentation from a band at the top of their game.
Tour Dates (Part 2) as follows:
here’s also a Liverpool gig on Oct 4th – Philharmonic Hall Music Room.
04/10/2023 Philharmonic Hall Music Room LIVERPOOL
05/10/2023 Acapela CARDIFF
06/10/2023 The David Hall SOUTH PETHERTON
07/10/2023 Calstock Arts CALSTOCK
09/10/2023 John Wesley’s New Room BRISTOL
10/10/2023 Landmark Arts Centre TEDDINGTON
11/10/2023 Stapleford Gallery CAMBRIDGE
12/10/2023 Cecil Sharp House LONDON
13/10/2023 Wingfield Barns SUFFOLK
14/10/2023 North Wall OXFORD
15/10/2023 Blackwell Hall OXFORD (SOLD OUT)
For further details and ticket links, please visit: www.leveretband.com
Download and Buy *Forms here https://leveretband.com/album
📷 Featured Image Credit Mattias de Smet