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Four Acts For the Price of One

Riverside ticket“I'm organising this concert, so I need to sell some tickets or else you will all be visiting me in debtors' prison!”

The words come from Mal Robins, producer of the Under the Mason’s Apron podcast who has put together a spectacular line up for a gig at The Riverside in Whitworth, Rochdale on 2nd September.

Pilgrims’ Way - Nominated for the Horizon award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012, winner of the FATEA tradition award in 2011 and best debut album award nominees in the Spiral Earth Awards 2012, Pilgrims’ Way have been described by Mike Harding as  the ‘real deal’.

Band members Edwin Beasant, Lucy Wright and Tom Kitching, have a love of traditional music but also take as their inspiration some of the most influential bands from the 60s and 70s revival.

O’Hooley & Tidow -  Belinda O’Hooley was formerly a member of Rachel Unthank and the Winterset.  In 2009 she combined with fellow Yorkshire singer-songwriter Heidi Tidow.  The pair’s latest album The Fragile was released to enthusiastic reviews from the Guardian, R2 and Mojo amongst other in February this year.

Rebekah Findlay -   Singer Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in North Yorkshire. Repertoire of music includes self penned and traditional, songs, tunes and carefully selected covers in the folk and acoustic style.

And yes, that description has been nicked off her website.  Think of it as recycling.

Bo Weavil - Manchester based purveyors of folk and old time country blues.  'Bo weavil capture that sense of a good time and you feel they could deliver it anywhere from a hoedown in a barn to a good sized festival stage, from that gathering of friends to having half the town up and dancing.' – Mal King FATEA reviewing their EP on reverbnation

All that for the price of £11 pre-booked should ensure that Mal evades the long arm of the law, but if the worst happens we’ll organise a visiting rota for him.

Folk by the Riverside – The Riverside, Market Street, Whitworth, Lancs, OL12 8DP, 2nd September, doors open 7.30 pm.  Tickets from Bacup Folk Club, The Riverside and

And a Happy Birthday to…

David Cartilidge.  As the promoter for Wigan Parish Church, David has been responsible for booking many a fine folk act.  He is currently recuperating at home following a two week stay in hospital during which he underwent emergency surgery.  North West Folk wishes him many happy returns and swift healing.


Pilgrims’ Way
O’Hooley & Tidow
Rebekah Findlay
Bo Weavil
Under The Mason's Apron

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