Unique sound of Will Pound and Eddy Jay at Ropery Hall

Will Pound and accordion and composer  Eddy Jay will be creating a unique sound of folk music when they appear at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall on Saturday, October 29th.

“Sparks were always going to fly when master musicians Will Pound and Eddy Jay decided to form a duo,” said Mick Harding of Mad Dog Folk. 

“Together Will Pound and Eddy Jay create a sound and show like no other,” he went on. “The pair read each other instinctively, forging a path to new folk sounds with harmonica and accordion together as one instrument.”

“They are guaranteed to leave their audience breathless.”

Three-time nominee for BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year, Will has held the accolades of FATEA Instrumentalist of the Year (2013, 2014) and Spiral Earth Magazine Musician Of The Year (2015) and l has performed with musicians as diverse as Martin Simpson, Concerto Caledonia, Michelle Burke and Guy Chambers and is famous for his inventive arrangements and outstanding solos in duos Haddo, Walsh and Pound and four-piece The Will Pound Band.

Eddy is a real master of the accordion with the ability to turn it into an orchestra at his fingertips.  He was a key player in the arrangement of the hit stage musical version of Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter that  toured US theatres including Studio 56 on Broadway.  He has performed with Cathal Coughlan and Tina May, devised his own version of Prokofiev’s classic ‘Peter and the Wolf’ and Edith Piaf show which have toured the UK and beyond.

Ignite, the duo’s debut CD released earlier this year, is a fast-paced 11-track feel-good album guaranteed to make the gloomiest day a whole lot brighter.

 

 

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