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Melrose Quartet new album and 2018 tour dates.

Apr 24, 2018

Melrose Quartet are truly an all-round folk act, with both tight a capella harmony and energy-packed instrumentals. They comprise leading English musicians Nancy Kerr (2015 BBC Folk Singer of the Year), James Fagan, Jess & Richard Arrowsmith with twin fiddles, guitar and bouzouki, melodeon and four strong voices.

From deep roots in their hometown’s vibrant music, song and dance scene, to smashing concert appearances in the UK and abroad, Sheffield-based Melrose Quartet have attracted a reputation for making music that truly connects with people. All four are internationally renowned singers, instrumentalists, writer/composers and teachers and in 2017 they were proud to be named the new patrons of Whitby Folk week.

Their latest album Dominion expands and strengthens the musical presence they first asserted with “Fifty Verses”, their 2014 BBC Folk Award-nominated debut CD.

In concert, Melrose Quartet perform a diverse repertoire – carousing chorus songs, lively dance tunes, ancient stories and modern pieces written in celebration of everything from weddings & birthdays to issues that affect all of our 21st century lives. This is music for everybody.

Melrose Quartet are known for their outstanding workshops ranging from harmony singing to accompaniment, and they also can offer The Melrose Ceilidh Band, with the addition of Nigel Holmes on Bass. This is a ceilidh with a difference, as the band use singing as well as instruments for the dance music, to great effect.

“.all in all an inspired ensemble so obviously playing for joy” Martin Simpson

Catch them live on the following dates, raid the piggy bank though, they’ll have copies of their new album Dominion with them !!

The Goose is Out! The Ivy House, Stuart Road, NUNHEAD, London, SE15 3BE.
www.thegooseisout.com www.wegottickets .com/thegooseisout
£14/£12 adv, £16/£14 otd 8:00 PM 27/04/2018

The Witham 3 Horse Market, BARNARD CASTLE, Co Durham, DL12 8LY.
www.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 £12 adv, £14 otd 8:00 PM 28/04/2018

Gosforth Civic Theatre Regent Farm Rd,, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE3 3HD.
https://www.gosforthcivictheatre.co. uk/
0191 284 3700 w’shop £12, Concert £12 (£8), both £20 5 / 7:30PM 29/04/2018

St Mary’s Creative Space
St Mary’s Hill, off Castle Street, CHESTER, CH1 2DW.
www. http://www.wegott ickets.com/event/4 24606 / 01244 342468
£14 (under 12’s £8) 8:00 PM 03/05/2018

Todmorden Folk Festival Unitarian Church, Honey Hole Road,, TODMORDEN, West Yorkshire, OL14 6LE. 05/05/218

Allen Valleys Folk Festival Launch
St Cuthbert’s Church, Allendale,, NORTHUMBERLAND, NE47 9PR.
Gigantic online / Queens Hall Hexham 01434652477
£12 + booking fee where applicable 7:30PM 13/05/2018

The Lake District Folk Weekend
Staveley Mill Yard, Unit 22/28, Back Lane, Staveley, KENDAL, LA8 9LR.
thelakedistrictfolkweekend.com We Got Tickets/ direct from festival
03/08/2018 – 04/08/2018

Hitchin Folk Club The Sun Hotel, Sun Street, HITCHIN, Herts. www.hitchinfolkclub.co.uk 01462 81239 30/09/2018

For more information visit melrosequartet.co.uk

 

 

 

 

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