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Folk Award Best Duo, Belshazzar’s Feast to Perform at The Civic

Folk, pop and jazz are topped off with humour for music show in Barnsley.

One of the best-loved duos in folk music, previous BBC Folk Awards Best Duo nominees Belshazzar’s Feast start with traditional folk music, add a touch of classical and jazz, throw in a bit of pop and music hall, and top it off with a wry humour that has won them fans across the world.  Paul Sartin (of Bellowhead and Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (of Pagoda Project) have together wowed audiences with their eclectic and eccentric mix of songs and tunes and their between-songs chat guaranteed to send audiences home with smiles on their faces.

‘Amidst the jesting and hilarity, they sit as fine an example of traditional English folk music as you’re likely to hear.’ Mike Ainscoe, Bright Young Folk

In 1995 Paul Hutchinson (accordion) and Paul Sartin (oboe, violin and vocals) shared a musical passion borne out of the desire to earn sufficient money to support their extravagant lifestyles. Their amazing musicianship coupled with wry humour stunned audiences around Europe and the States.

Singer, oboist, cor anglais player, violinist and pianist, Paul Sartin is a BASCA-nominated composer, arranger, performer and teacher. He is a founding member of the BBC award-nominated ensembles Belshazzar’s Feast and Faustus (German Critics Award 2017) and the late Bellowhead.

Paul Hutchinson is the founder member of the innovative and progressive folk band, The Playford Liberation Front. His highly successful folk trio Hoover the Dog has recently morphed into the Pagoda Project. His favourite colour is no longer pink.

'Paul Hutchinson and Paul Sartin play like no-one else you've ever heard. Their music is breath-taking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music. But don't let me give you the impression they're a lightweight comedy act: they finish the set with a haunting piece of oboe and accordion magic which has the audience spellbound.' Mike Harding

Belshazzar’s Feast start with traditional folk music, sprinkle over a few TV and movie themes, throw in a bit of pop and classical, and top it off wry humour for a unique live experience. The duo received a coveted nomination for Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards.

Few can match this duo in concert for entertainment and great music’ The Independent.

Skip along to The Civic this month to hear them for yourselves.

Belshazzar’s Feast is on at The Civic on Friday 25 May 2018 at 8:00pm

Tickets are £13