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Will & Joe Sartin Hitting the Road Again

Jun 25, 2024

Brothers Will and Joe Sartin are hitting the road this July & August,  with new songs and tunes, performing as the extremely talented traditional/original folk duo, PATAKAS

Will  – (Mandolin, Bouzouki, vocals)  alongside his full-time course at Sheffield University,  also finds time to dance with Five Rivers Morris and is an active member of the folk scene in the city and beyond. For many years, he has been part of the lively and well-known five-piece festival ceilidh band, Out of Hand. This experience shapes the selection and energetic drive of the tunes that Patakas arranges for their performances. 

His brother JOE – (Vocals, guitar)  has recently finished his degree in Music at Southampton and lives in his home county of Hampshire.  In addition to developing his traditional folk repertoire, and penning original songs, Joe manages and performs with rock band, Mojo & The Royal Restitution. He composes music across multiple genres and is currently working on compositions for the video game market, other musical collaborations and projects in folk, jazz and rock; influences which contribute to the unique musical identity of Patakas.

Both brothers were members of the National Youth Folklore Troupe of England (NYFTE) in their younger years.

They’re building on their successful first appearances on the festival scene last summer, launching their debut EP at Chippenham Folk Festival,  continuing the year with performances at Warwick, Sidmouth, Broadstairs and Folk East. where they showcased material from their first recording, When You’re Ready, to many appreciative and impressed audiences.

Outings this summer include a very special concert in the Dorset village of Upwey, where Joe and Will’s ancestor Marina Russell (nee Sartin) lived in the early part of last century.

In 1907 the Hammond Brothers collected over 100 songs or song fragments from Marina. This specially organised concert will take place in the Church that Marina would have known well, and will features many of her songs, intermingled with some of what is known about her life.

The singing tradition has continued among the Sartins, with Bonny Sartin of the Yetties and with Joe and Will via their late father, Paul Sartin (Faustus, Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast).

Nick Dow is also performing, who many years ago was encouraged to find out more about Marina Russell and her life; and the man who gave him that encouragement was none other than Martin Carthy… and so the line-up is complete for this wonderful event!

Live Dates as follows:

Sunday 7th July, Grimsby Folk Club

Monday 8th July, The Harrison, Kings Cross

Wednesday 10th July, Cottingham Live, near Hull

Friday 19th July, Upwey Music, Dorset 

Sunday 21th July, Temperance Café **Leamington Spa


Monday 22nd July, Grand Union Folk Club, Leicester

Wednesday 24th July, Dorking Folk Club, Surrey

17th-18th August, White Horse Folk Festival, Berkshire

25th August, Shrewsbury Folk Festival


For further details please visit: 

Patakas | Spotify‎Patakas – Apple Music

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Featured image Kyle Baker

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