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The Drystones to tour new album Vulpus

Mar 10, 2022

The “indecently talented” (Mike Harding) duo of Alex Garden (fiddle) and Ford Collier (guitar, low whistles) have played slots at Glastonbury Avalon Stage, supported top acts such as Elephant Sessions, Steeleye Span, Ray Davies and have a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination under their belts.

The duo began performing in their school days, with humble beginnings busking the streets of Somerset. Alex now lives in Bristol and can also be seen performing with much loved Bristol band Sheelanagig.

Ford and Alex are joined on this tour for the first time by “percussion maestro” (Prog magazine) Evan Carson, who is also the drummer for Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys and has played with Seth Lakeman.


Alex says “You tend to see fewer young people at folk shows, and it’s a shame because traditionally, folk was music for social gatherings where people of all generations would mix. We would like our concerts to be intergenerational spaces where everyone feels welcome, across age, gender, and ethnicity too”.

They intend to attract new audiences by making their shows as fun as possible. Ford says “We like to describe our new sound as big bad beats for badass barn-dancing. We just ask people to leave their preconceptions of folk music at the door… and maybe bring some sequins”

Tour Dates are as follows:

11/03 THE FOUR HORSEMAN, BOURNEMOUTH 
https://horsemenbomo.com/event/the-drystones/

12/03 MALMESBURY ACOUSTIC SESSIONS 
https://allevents.in/malmesbury/malmesbury-acoustic-sessions-presentsdrystones/10000204986719797

13/03 THE PRINCE ALBERT, STROUD 
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/theprincealbert1/636222

18/03 THE BARRELHOUSE, TOTNES 
https://barrelhousetotnes.co.uk/the-drystones/

19/03 TROWBRIDGE TOWN HALL 
https://trowbridgetownhall.com/events/the-drystones-luke-desciscio/

22/03 THE GREYSTONES, SHEFFIELD 
https://www.ents24.com/sheffield-events/the-greystones/the-drystones/6391806

23/03 HOOTANANNY, BRIXTON 
https://hootanannybrixton.co.uk/the-drystones/

24/03 JAM JAR, BRISTOL 
https://eartrumpetmusic.co.uk/#events/e70540

25/03 THE WATERSIDE, SALE 
https://watersidearts.org/whats-on/3096-the-drystones/

26/03 THE STABLES, MILTON KEYNES 
https://stables.org/event/the-drystones

For further details :please visit :https://www.thedrystones.co.uk/

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