5th May – Geoff Lakeman & Rob Murch

Kingskerswell Church TQ12 5LD

The “Titan of Twang“ and the “Concertina Crooner”  team up in a dynamic new folk/acoustic duo .

GEOFF LAKEMAN, patriarch of a folk dynasty – as dad of Seth,Sean and Sam and father-in-law of Cara Dillon and Kathryn Roberts – teases English and Irish folk, Americana and jazz songs out of his  vintage duet concertina.

ROB MURCH brings the wow factor to the banjo, with his unique,punchy fingerstyle  playing.

Both live on Dartmoor, so it was inevitable they’d gang-up musically. Expect self-written  and West Country songs, rattling folk tunes  and foot-stomping ragtime and cakewalk  riffs.

Rob’s percussive finger-ballet up and down the fret board of his 100 year-old instrument is mesmerising.He’s revered throughout the UK for  his long-time work with the renowned Dartmoor Pixie Band and The Watch trio.

After 50 years as a journalist  music-loving Geoff recorded his  debut CD ,”After All These Years” at the age of  69, which garnered four and five-star reviews and national radio airplay.He’s acclaimed for his “ masterful” playing of the rare Crane duet concertina and his “ rich, melodic voice.”

The duo’s relaxed yet sparkling stage presence together  is bubbling with the “feel -good” factor.

 

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