with support from Brenig
at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
7.45pm, Friday 8 January, 2016
2014 saw Winter Wilson make a real impact upon the UK folk scene. Following two years of intensive touring, their live performances had gone from strength to strength, developing superb stage presence and the ability really to engage with audiences, from festival main stage to intimate house concert.
Then their sixth album “Cutting Free” was featured as one of “Ten Fine Albums” by Martin Chilton of the Daily Telegraph. Martin’s was just one of many excellent reviews, helping to raise Winter Wilson’s profile yet further, and leading to a full diary for 2015 and 2016.
Described by John Tams (Sharpe, Warhorse, National Theatre) as a “magnificent” songwriter, Dave Wilson is now recognised as one of the best on the English acoustic scene. In addition to covers by some of folk’s “greats”, his songs are now regularly sung in folk clubs across the country by everyone from floor singers and groups to choirs. He’s also a mean guitar player with a relaxed easy singing style.
Kip Winter’s voice is simply one of the best in the business, delivering power and emotion in equal measure (described by one promoter as “from melting to belting”). In the past she has sung everything from jazz to opera, but is at her best and happiest when singing folk and blues. She also plays flute, piano accordion and occasional guitar.
Whether performing in concert venue or folk club, this duo provides contemporary acoustic folk music at its very best, and always with a smile.
The eagerly-awaited new album “Ashes & Dust”, is due for release in March 2016, and is set to deliver yet more love songs, protest songs, story songs, beautifully played and sung, with all the subtlety, passion and harmony we’ve come to expect from this talented duo.
Put these two together and you get great songs, stunning harmonies and much laughter – a performance which promises to deliver superb entertainment!
It’s also a welcome return for Brenig who will be supporting Winter Wilson and performing original compositions, telling stories of love, Welsh folklore, local history and the countryside, in a traditional and contemporary folk style. Blending a little Celtic music, country, blues and Cajun together.
The performance is on Friday 8 January, 2016 and begins at 7.45pm, and tickets are just £7 (£5).
To book contact the box office 01970 62 32 32 or go online www.aber.ac.uk/artscentre