Second of new ‘Festival sessions’ – Monmouth Festival has come early!
If you can’t wait for Monmouth Festival, then you no longer have to! The second of the new series of ‘Festival Sessions’ takes place at the Three Horseshoes, Drybridge Street, Monmouth on Sat 14th April at 8.30pm – this time featuring the acrobatic fiddling of Festival favourites ‘Folklaw’.
Folklaw played the Festival a couple of years ago and went down a storm. They describe themselves as foot-tapping ‘Nu-Folk’ with an edge, and bring a raw energy to the stage with self-penned songs backed by foot-tapping Irish American fiddle, guitars, mandolin and bodhran drum.
Since forming in 2009, FolkLaw have played over 100 venues and festivals including Wychwood Festival, Bloxham May Fest, the Burning Pig Festival, Music at the Crossroads, Gloucester Food and Drink Festival, Gloucester Tall Ships Festival and Stroud Quarry Festival. This year, they are set to appear at Stratford Fringe, Hook Norton Beer Festival, Stroud on the Water Festival, Wessex Folk Festival, Bromsgrove Folk Festival and Brackley Music Festival.
In the 10 years prior to FolkLaw, one of the band members, Nick, performed with an award winning folk-rock outfit touring the UK, Europe and North America, and supporting artists such as Shane MacGowan, the Levellers, the Darkness and the Oysterband.
FolkLaw’s debut album ‘Nations Pride’ was released in 2011 and has received critical acclaim, being described as “On the cusp!” by Radio 2, “Fantastic!” by Stroud FM and “Refreshingly Different” by Stirrings Magazine, with some of the best tracks on the album going on to reach the semi-finals of the UK Song Writing Competition and reaching runner up status in the Wessex Folk Festival song contest.
Entry to the gig is free – all donations will go to the Festival, so please give generously! The gig is sponsored by BWM Promo and The Three Horsehoes.
The Festival takes place this year from Friday 17th to Saturday 25th August – for more information see: http://www.monmouthfestival.co.uk http://www.facebook.com/monmouthfestival, or Twitter (@monfestiv)