Fabulous feast of folk music

Shoreham’s Ropetackle is promising a fabulous feast of folk music this October.

Ropetackle spokesman Mark Phillips said; “We put on a wide variety of musical genres at Ropetackle, and without a doubt one of the most popular is the harmony-rich, traditionally-inspired, instrumentally-enchanting genre of folk music.

“Previously we’ve had the pleasure of hosting several big names from the folk arena, and this October expect more as the stars align for something of a folk take-over, with several captivating folk artists each bringing their unique take on this musical craft to the Ropetackle stage.’

Coming up are:

Andy Cutting (October 3, 8pm). Winner of the 2011 Musician Of The Year at the BBC Radio2 Folk Awards, Andy is a high acclaimed melodeon player – soulful, and technically outstanding with an ear for a fine tune.

Maddy Prior (October 13, 8pm). Maddy has built her career on exploring various musical avenues. Joined by Hannah James and Giles Lewin for her Ropetackle appearance, she performs the music of England, the British Isles, and Eastern Europe.

Roving Crows (October 18, 8pm), award-winning folk-fusion outfit.

Mary Coughlan (October 23, 8pm). Irish singer Mary Coughlan’s potent, soul-baring cocktail of jazz, folk, cabaret, blues and contemporary influences makes her an truly inspirational performer.

Box office: 01273 464440.