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The Street, Kingston, nr Canterbury, Kent Postcode CT4 6JB

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Saturday, April 1, 2023

7:00 pm

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Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

Tickets
£16 online
£18 on the door
£8 under 25s

WarHorse Meets Lindisfarne


Legendary ex-Lindisfarne front man Billy Mitchell and Warhorse ‘Songman’ Bob Fox perform once again as a duo after several years of highly successful individual work. Both men are fine singers, masters of vocal harmony and musicians of stunning ability who can bring magic into any auditorium.

Their duo show features songs with a strong north-eastern flavour celebrating the richness of life on both sides of the rivers Tyne, Wear and beyond.

Billy and Bob’s close rapport, great songs and lashings of wit make this warm-hearted show ideal for audiences of virtually any age or musical persuasion.  The duo’s ability to connect with the audience is immediately evident as they lead you through some of their favourite songs including original Lindisfarne classics and trad folk arrangements: Sally Wheatley, Meet me on the Corner, Dance to your Daddy, Collier Laddie’s Wife, Big River, Galway Shawl and many more...  Expect a lashing of great Geordie humour too!!

Billy Mitchell has done it all as a performer and songwriter. He spent eight years as front man of the legendary ‘Lindisfarne’ till their retirement in 2003. Billy’s influence on the latter-day line-up of the band helped them stay as respected and successful as they had been prior to his recruitment.

In the seventies he founded the seminal ‘Jack the Lad’. He has acted and sung all around the world and in 2005 released his first solo album, ‘The Devil’s Ground’. In his enthusiastic review of the album, Pete Fyffe of Folking.com, described Billy as ‘one of the finest singers on the planet’.

Bob Fox has twice been nominated as Folk Singer of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. His masterful interpretation of traditional and contemporary songs is one of his greatest strengths and during his time performing with Stu Luckley, won the Melody Maker – Folk Album of the Year Award in 1978 with their album ‘Nowt So Good’ll Pass’.

‘As soon as I heard Bob Fox sing I realised that he must have one of the best voices in England. I have always regarded him as an artiste of great integrity and ability’.
Ralph McTell.

Bob was invited to join the National Theatre’s production of ‘Warhorse’ in 2011 playing the role of ‘Songman’ completing 18 months in London’s West End, and subsequently the UK,Ireland and South Africa touring version from 2013 to 2015.  If you saw Warhorse at the Marlowe theatre you would have seen and heard Bob’s beautiful voice in that role.

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Venue

Kingston Barn

The Street, Kingston, nr Canterbury, Kent Postcode CT4 6JB

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