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In the Footsteps of Ewan MacColl

Saturday June 8 @ 8:00 pm


Jez Lowe, Bob Fox & Julie Matthews together in a concert of songs and spoken word: “The New Radio Ballads” – In the Footsteps of Ewan MacColl

In the 50s and 60s Ewan MacColl along with Charles Parker and Peggy Seeger created the groundbreaking Radio Ballads broadcasts for the BBC Home Service using an audio documentary format to highlight the experiences of real people, weaving the voices of rarely-heard communities with songs written from and about their recorded interviews. Almost half a century later, in 2006, a new set of Radio Ballads were commissioned by BBC Radio 2 using the same format but this time involving a whole team of stellar musicians, singers and songwriters from the folk/acoustic/roots music scene under the guiding hands of producer John Leonard and musical director John Tams. Now three members of that team, Bob Fox, Jez Lowe and Julie Matthews, have put together a selection of songs from the 2006 New Radio Ballads for a concert performance.

All three are consummate engaging performers of meaningful songs and stories and are multi-instrumentalists whose skills have been honed by decades of live touring. They have all recorded extensively, worked in collaboration with many of the top folk roots artists and bands as well as having highly successful solo careers and are well loved and respected by audiences and colleagues alike. Expect to be entertained and enlightened by songs of joy, love, hardship and humour. http://www.bobfoxmusic.com www.jezlowe.com http://www.whileandmatthews.com

Tickets: £23. No concessions

Pete says:

This project has already been performed to sell-out audiences with rave reviews. Jez, Bob and Julie have all performed for us many times (In Julie’s case over 30) and they are without doubt three of the post popular and respected artists on the scene. This is a unique chance to see this very special performance which will undoubtedly be a sell-out. Please book early

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Event Details

Date: 8 June 2024

Start time: 20:00

Venue: The David Hall

Directions: https://www.thedavidhall.com/about-us/how-to-get-here/

Phone: 01460 240340

Email: boxoffice@thedavidhall.org.uk


Saturday June 8
8:00 pm
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The David Hall
Roundwell Street
South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5AA United Kingdom
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The David Hall