Join in Belshazzar’s Feast anniverary celebrations

Celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2014, Belshazzar’s Feast will be playing at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall in the run-up to Christmas.

The duo, made up of  Paul Sartin (also of Bellowhead, Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (also of Beauty & The Beast, Hoover The Dog), are unique among the line ups of the vibrant English folk scene, as they are renowned as consummate live performers who mix humour and intricate traditional English folk music in equal measures.

Paul Sartin is a member of the multi-BBC Radio 2 Award-winning big band Bellowhead and of Faustus and is an Artist in Residence with Bellowhead at the Southbank Centre, an editor of music publications, and a BASCA-nominated composer whose commissions  include works for the Central School of Speech and Drama, the Choir of Somerville College, Oxford, and Streetwise Opera while Paul Hutchinson is the founder member of the innovative and progressive folk band, The Playford Liberation Front. His highly successful folk trio Hoover the Dog has recently morphed into the quartet Pagoda. Paul’s own compositions were published in 2012 (Food For Thought) and a second volume is in the pipeline.

Hutchinson  is the resident accordion tutor at Cecil Sharp House and is a seasoned tutor at Folkworks and Halsway Manor and leads ensemble workshops far and wide.

To celebrate –  or commiserate – a remarkable 20 years performing together, Belshazzar’s Feast recorded their first live album, finally capturing in a recording what sell-out audiences have been enjoying for two decades.

“They have been described by some as one of music’s great ‘odd couples’ but together they share a musical passion which combined with wry humour make them an act not to miss,” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk.

Belshazzar’s Feast will be on stage at Ropery Hall on Saturday, December 13, starting at 8pm.  Tickets cost £12 in advance or £14 on the door and can be bought online at www.roperyhall.co.uk, in person at the Craft Gallery or by calling 01652 660380.

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