Folk at Ropery Hall

Three young musicians are filling this month’s folk slot at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall.

Tom Moore, Archie Churchill-Moss and Jack Rutter hail from three distinct regions of the United Kingdom and combine musical material, style and tradition from Norfolk, Somerset and Yorkshire respectively.

“These three are certainly already accomplished musicians,” said Mick Harding of Mad Dog Folk.  “They have been playing as a trio since 2009, meticulously reworking English tunes and compositions into sets and songs which have been described as “intelligently crafted musical adventures”.

“Often praised for musical “maturity and sophistication”, it is their aim to carefully create soundscapes of mellow and precisely engineered beauty – as well as wild builds of tension and tempestuous climaxes,” he went on.

The trio have performed widely, at venues and events ranging from Glastonbury, to folk clubs and living rooms and were winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2011.

Tom Moore has been playing violin since the age of four years, and learnt using the Suzuki Method, an alternative educational philosophy which primarily focuses on teaching the instrument by ear, and is now studying Music at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Archie Churchill-Moss is one of England’s top melodeon players.  Having been tutored by Andy Cutting, Rob Harbron, Saul Rose and many others, he is well positioned to carry the baton of virtuosic diatonic accordion tradition.   He also performs with Breton/Folk/Rock outfit, Dragonsfly, while also studying Biology at Bristol University.

The third member of the trio, Jack Rutter is a respected guitarist and multi-instrumentalist working within the English tradition. Self-taught, he is known for his for his highly rhythmic tune backing, flatpicking and fingerstyle playing. In addition to his contribution to Moore Moss Rutter, Jack plays in the Seth Lakeman Band, and he is in high demand as a session guitarist for numerous other artists and outfits in the British folk scene and further afield.  Jack has just graduated with a degree in Countryside Management from Newcastle University.

Tickets to see Moore, Moss and Rutter perform at Ropery Hall on Saturday, February 27, cost £13 in advance or £15 on the door.  The gig starts at 8pm.  Tickets can be bought online at www.roperyhall.co.uk, in person at the Craft Gallery or by calling 01652 660380.

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