New folk stars Mawkin to play Castle show

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One of Britain’s brightest new folk acts, Mawkin play as part of The Castle’s Red Room series on Friday.

The blistering five-piece band fuse folk, world, jazz, prog and rock, blending the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene while still reigning all the verve and mystique of ancient folk music.

Fresh off the back of the three-times BBC Folk Award- nominated collaboration, Mawkin:Causley, the folk rebels are now forging a bold new sound that strengthens their instrumental roots and embraces a new, exuberant exploration into the traditional folk canon from the British Isles and beyond.

The four-piece have augmented their sound with the addition of long-time producer, Lee Richardson, on drums and percussion.

It will be the first time singing duties are shared between the band.

Expect the mesmerising guitar playing of David Delarre, the beats of drummer and percussionist, Lee Richardson,and textured bass lines from Danny Crump.

Mixed in will be emotive melodies from frenetic fiddler, James Delarre, inter-playing with the bellowing of Nick Cooke’s melodeon.

Tickets cost £10 are available by calling 01933 270 007 or online at www.thecastle.org.uk