Once again we will be showcasing some of the best young, emerging talent there is around at the moment on our Horizon Stage. This a Free event (with donations appreciated) in the Café Bar at the East Riding Theatre from 12.00 – 2.30pm on Sunday 16th February.
The event is hosted by the dynamic musician Sam Pirt, (of The Hut People) well beloved on the folk scene in the region and around the country. Sam has been selected these top rate singers and musicians for the past 3 years and once again has come up with some cracking young artists. In recognition of his work and of the value of the event, the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) have kindly agreed to support it.
The artists appearing will be:
Cream Teas, a youth folk band established by Music at the Heart of Teesdale in 2011 as part of a mission to research and revive the lost folk song and dance traditions of Upper Teesdale.
Annie Dressner a singer-songwriter, who since moving from her hometown of New York City to the UK seven years ago, and has since received considerable recognition. Her straightforward lyrical style, sharp ear for wordplay and crisp, lilting vocals offer listeners a front row seat to her stories, as they take shape above the understated music.
Kirsty McLachlan is a young singer-songwriter based in the northeast of England. She has already recorded her first album and makes frequent appearances at local open mic nights.
Finally we have a great young fiddle player from the rural, North East of Scotland, Arthur Coates. Arthur has been playing Fiddle since the age of 7. He originally took up the guitar and at the age of 12 he was awarded a scholarship to attend the ‘Aberdeen City Music School’ to study Fiddle and Guitar.
The Horizon Stage promises to be a great celebration of young talent. Come along to support the performers.
The ERT Team: We have a committed Board, comprising of professional theatre-makers and business experts. Patrons: Dame Judi Dench and Sir Mark Rylance Ambassadors: John Godber & Richard Bean Associated Artists: Mark Addy, Berwick Kaler, William Houston, Anna Maxwell-Martin, David Bradley Directors of the Board: Adrian Rawlins – Artistic Director Vincent Regan – Creative Director Chris Wade – Music and Comedy Programming Anne Cooper – Planning and Funding Sue Kirkman – Manager John Merrylees – Technical Production Tom Wilders – Finance