Kick off the bank holiday weekend with a raucous evening of foot stomping Celtic Music, racing tunes and thumping shanties and songs of the sea!
Join the Stowes as they travel down the country spreading joy through songs of the sea, hardship and drinking!
The band will be joined by local legend, Tim O’Connor and his band The Poachers who will bring their own brand of English folk and rock and roll, to create what will undoubtably be a fab evening!
About The Stowes.
Often described as difficult to pigeon hole, the group seamlessly transcends the boundaries between traditional genres and styles, with those most notable being Cornish music, Irish trad and nautical songs and shanties. Combine with that a subtle hint of bluegrass, a driving beat and a strong passion for Cornwall and Cornish history, and the result is an infectious energy that appeals to audiences of multiple generations and enthusiasts of almost every genre.
The group consists of members Tom, Calum, Kevin and Jamie. Tom and Calum have both had successful careers at sea in the Merchant Navy, with Calum still actively serving. Kevin comes from an industrial background and so has a strong affinity to working class songs and Cornwalls rich industrial heritage, whilst Jamie’s proud Cornish and Irish ancestry has created a passionate and unique playing style.
Throughout the band, a vast array of instruments can be played, however those featuring most regularly include the piano accordion, bouzouki, tenor banjo and 5 string banjo, each played in an individually precise and impressive manor. This acoustic approach is rooted deep in the DNA of The Stowes, however the group are not afraid to experiment and regularly merge a stomp box or bass guitar into the mix, providing substantial depth and drive. Strong lead vocals and layered harmonies integrate exquisitely to complete a powerful yet authentic listener experience.
The groups latest and second studio album ‘Four Sheets to the Wind’ was released in the latter stages of 2020 and highlights a clear ambition to experiment and develop their sound, whilst at the same time remaining true to the Cornish and Celtic origins on which it was built. It is also the first time the group have published original material, which stands proudly alongside select cover songs and re-workings of traditional classics.
7PM – Doors
7:30 – Support act TBC
8:30 – Tim O’Connor and the Poachers
9:30 – The Stowes
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