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Grayshott Folk Club presents: BEN WALKER/JOHN BLEK

Grayshott Folk Club presents: BEN WALKER/JOHN BLEK

Grayshott Folk Club presents:
Ben Walker/John Blek
Saturday 6th April 2019 @ 7:30pm

Tonight we present two outstanding guitarists;
Ben Walker plays his own instrumental interpretations of Folk tales and tunes, whilst John Blek also has a beautiful voice that sounds somewhere between those of Roy Orbison and Clifford T. Ward.

Ben Walker visited us a while back with his musical partner Josienne Clarke. Since that time, they have won several major awards, including the BBC Radio 2 Best Folk Duo Award in 2015.
Here is Ben playing with Josienne Clarke at the BBC Radio 2 Folk wards back in 2015, when they performed “The Banks of The Sweet Primroses“ together at the Wales Millenium Centre in Cardiff.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCWTHwUlyRw

Ever prolific, John Blek has released 5 albums in the last 5 years. Currently he is preparing to release number 6, his new album “Thistle & Thorn“ due out in early 2019.

John´s album “Catharsis Vol. 1“ was written after a long stay in hospital which came about when John was suddenly struck down by a serious, mysterious illness. His subsequent recovery and the album he produced as a result of his illness has some stunning and deeply emotional songs on it.
´Salt in the Water´, one of the tracks from that same album, was nominated for Song of the Year at the International Folk
Music Awards 2018 at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City.

It´s been a busy few years for John and it shows no sign of letting up. Endless tours and recording in Ireland, Europe, UK and USA
keep the Irish troubadour busy.

John is a master storyteller and an inspiring live performer. His beautiful finger style guitar playing and joyous vocals, weave a tapestry that is as poignant as it is skilful. He is a true artist.

Check out John´s song “Lace“ from his Catharsis Vol. 1 album here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6iu9kJ3CWA

This is a double-header for music lovers to really savour.

Tickets: £15 Adults/£8 Under 16s
Available from Des O´Byrne on 01428 607096

At: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, Grayshott,
Nr. HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6TZ

Grayshott Folk Club

 
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