The Askew Sisters - concert

Oct 10 2020 19:30 - 22:30

Oddfellows Hall, 270 High Street, RH4 1QT Dorking

Emily and Hazel Askew have become known as two of the foremost performers and interpreters of English folk music. Their live performances brim with the depth and connection not only of two sisters, but also of two musicians who have been immersed in folk music all their lives. Together, they rework and reinterpret songs and balladry, creating breath-taking arrangements, which allow words that are hundreds of years old to resonate profoundly with contemporary audiences.

Alongside this, both women are also skilled multi-instrumentalists and expert players of dance music, using fiddles, melodeons, concertina and cello in their innate drive to bring old dance music to life.

Since releasing their third album ‘In the Air or the Earth’ in 2014, the two women have been busy working on a number of other innovative projects; Emily has been touring with her vibrant fiddle band Alma, as well as releasing her first solo album, which explored the cross-over between folk and early music and was highly critically acclaimed by the national press; Hazel has been busy working with her groundbreaking trio Lady Maisery, as well as folk super groups Coven and Songs of Separation, the latter of which won Best Album at the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Stirred by these new musical experiences, the sisters now return to their duo with a fresh vision. Their long awaited fourth studio album, Enclosure, was released in 2019.

'Inspired arrangements of traditional music, striking versions of tricky ballads - this is traditional folk in a fine, fresh form.' (The Telegraph)

Support Act:
To be confirmed

Please note:
Doors and licensed cash bar open from 7.30pm. Music will start from 8pm.

Advance tickets:
£14 - Advance tickets, General Admission ( + booking fee)
£12  - Advance tickets, Under 25's* (+ booking fee)

Door tickets (where available):
£16 - Door ticket price, General admission
£14 - Door ticket price, Under 25's*

*Please note the minimum age for this event is 10 years old.

Venue:

Upstairs at the Oddfellows Hall, 270 High Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1QT.
Nearest station: Dorking / Dorking Deepdene (10 mins walk)
Nearest car park: Wathen Road, RH4 1YA. Free of charge after 6pm on a Saturday (3 mins walk). 
For more information, including about venue accessibility, please contact Good Honest Folk.

Contact/more information: goodhonestfolkmusic@gmail.com