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An evening with one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene
John Kirkpatrick presents a heart-warming look at the timeless rituals and folklore of midwinter England. Mysterious and magical songs of wassailing, wren-hunting, stirring the fire and incessant feasting come dressed up in a glittering finery of toe-tapping tunes and cracking choruses.
With a smattering of hilarious original songs and a sprinkling of carols both familiar and unfamiliar, all are stirred up with John's usual panache and supported by his scintillating skill on squeezeboxes, creating the perfect recipe for a rattling good sing, guaranteed to keep the spirits cheery and the cold at bay.
A master of the melodeon, button accordion and anglo concertina, John also has an enviable reputation as a fine singer and interpreter of English folk music.
"Kirkpatrick's buoyant presence and lust for this music sounds more rampant than ever"fRoots Magazine