Award-winning fiddle player and singer Tom McConville is internationally renowned for his fiery, heart-stopping performances. Winner of the BBC Folk Musician of the Year in 2009, he is truly the most original fiddle player in the UK. Blending traditional music from his home town of Newcastle with Irish, American and Scottish influences, he creates a sound that has jazz, folk, bluegrass and classical influence.
He has recorded with and appeared alongside Stephane Grappelli, Barbara Dickson, Lindsifarne, Richard Thompson, and many others, on well over a hundred albums – and continues to be in huge demand. Seth Lakeman and Kate Rusby count him as a huge influence. Indeed, it was Seth who presented Tom with his Musician of the Year award.
Bob is an engaging singer and performer known also for having a nifty way with a guitar. His repertoire retains firm links with the traditional, yet includes an array of contemporary delightful, haunting, reflective and exquisite songs.
A roller coaster of musical delights; fast rhythmic dance tunes through beautiful slow airs and of course great singing – all presented with their inimitable sense of humour and style.
Performance: Thursday 25 April, 7.45pm, The Hawth Studio Crawley. Tickets: £14, available from The Hawth Box Office: 01293 553636 and online: www.hawth.co.uk.