Real Ale & Music Sat 30 March – JOHNNY CAMPBELL Toft House

Category: Real Ale & Music
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Johnny Campbell has a fast, ruthless, uncompromising sound which lends its influences from far and wide. Johnny is also a humorous storyteller and recalls stories of touring from twenty countries and counting where he's plied his trade. Embracing traditional music from Europe and sometimes frantic Bluegrass style picking, Johnny performs mostly self-penned inspiring songs of protest, migration and debauchery.

After 90 gigs in 2018 in the UK, Netherlands, Germany, France, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Finland, Norway and The Faroe Islands, Johnny just can’t wait to get back to the Boro and Toft House.

''One of folk’s brightest rising stars'' Bright Young Folk ''Johnny's got the personality to compliment the courage of his convictions'' The Living Tradition ''The recurring theme of forced migration, caused by war or by needing work runs through the album. This enhances the recording which has a real feel of the field recordings made by collectors of early folk song.'' Fatea Magazine "Johnny Campbell has pulled together a remarkable number of styles and subjects to create this record and it all works. It’s an album I could keep on repeat." ''An album of virtuousness, Avalon invokes a spirit of nobility and respectability to which we should all play to.'' Liverpool Sound & Vision ''If you’re a fan of traditional folk music and folk singer’s like Christy Moore and Paul Brady then you will love this record.'' London Celtic Punks

The Woven Project are a lo-fi, acoustic and experimental outfit with elements of a folk influence. Formed in March 2009 initially as a duo, the band multiplied fourfold to consist of seven members, producing melancholic laments from the heart. Now back after a four and half year hiatus as just a two piece with a canon of new material for your listening pleasure. “Pillows are essential”. This is their tenth anniversary gig. Brian Batey (Vocals) / Brian Barnes (Accordian, Piano, Synth, Effects)

Parissa Zarifi is a very talented multi-instrumentalist with a gorgeous voice. Describing herself as “a community musician”, she has been building up a great reputation at local venues and we are very pleased to welcome her to her first gig at Toft House.

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