Grayshott Folk Club presents: OYSTERS 3 + The Courtiers
April 18 @ 19:30 - 23:00£18.00
Saturday 18th April 2020
Three of the original members of Oysterband have been allowed out on their own to play. Expect great music, wonderful anecdotes and a bit of a laugh too.
On this rare tour, they open their treasure-chest of music and stories of life on the road as one of the most-travelled bands in the Folk world. Expect great acoustic versions of classic and rare songs with John Jones’ characteristic passionate vocals, Alan Prosser’s sublime guitar skills and Ian Telfer’s soaring fiddle and dry wit.
3 musicians at the top of their game offer an irreverent, insightful glimpse into their world… and some great songs.
Having started off as a Ceilidh band in the late ’70s called Fiddler’s Dram (you must remember their smash hit “Day Trip To Bangor”……), the group effected a name change and began experimenting with radical arrangements of traditional songs, determined that traditional music should not just be a branch of the heritage music industry.
Since then, they have recorded numerous albums, toured internationally, won 5 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and collaborated with the likes of June Tabor. They insist they are still full of ideas, and it seems that there is still much more to come from these prolific musicians.
Oysterband make a modern, folk-based British music, acoustic at heart, sometimes intense, sometimes rocking. Since 1978, they’ve toured in 35 countries-and played festivals, concerts, bars, rallies, jails, bring ’em on!
Check out a live version of “Bury Me Standing” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhFJcnuEVZg
+ The Courtiers
A four-piece Folk ensemble from Portsmouth.
Available from Des O’Byrne on 01428 607096
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