Wed 2 May • Maddy Prior In Concert • with Hannah James & Giles Lewin

Over the course of her remarkable career, Maddy Prior has made it her mission to work with some of the most exceptional musicians in the world – both within Steeleye Span and beyond. To that noted list she has added accordion player, singer and clog dancer Hannah James and multi-instrumentalist Giles Lewin (Bellowhead / Carnival Band), forming a trio that explores the music of England, the British Isles and Eastern Europe.

The trio’s debut album 3 For Joy took fourteenth century poems, tales of the industrial revolution from Ulster and music from the Southern Baptist Church tradition, while their latest, Shortwinger, is themed on the wild field, mainly concerned with birds, hares and their place in folk mythology. The trio will be performing songs from both albums as well as highlights from Maddy’s solo and band career – all presented in a daring acoustic style that enhances one of the finest voices this country has ever produced.

 

Wednesday 2 May
Dorchester Corn Exchange
8pm (doors & bar 7.30pm)
£17 / £15 members & concessions
Approx. running time: 2 x 45 sets plus 15 min break