Modern day Fairport group, Mawkin, to appear at Ropery Hall
One of Brit-folks brightest new guns Mawkin, a blistering five-piece band fusing folk, blues and rock, fills February’s folk night slot at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall.
Touring ahead of their latest album, Down Among the Dead Men, Mawkin are on the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene coupled with all the verve and mustique of ancient folk music traditions.
Now three years since Mawkin delivered its self-produced and critically acclaimed album, The Ties That Bind, their “unapologetically energetic” approach and DIY ethic surprised critics, fans and welcomed new audience members describing them as a modern day Fairport.
“With a host of rebel rousing folk songs and instrumentals the band modernise traditional folk material with their own touch and have since excited audiences with their artillery of loud, boisterous, foot stomping live sets,” said Mick Harding of promoter Mad Dog Folk.
“Rousing songs of rebellion are sung by brothers David and fiddler James Delarre underpinned by the virtuosic bellowing of Nick Cooke’s melodeon, Danny Crump on bass and Lee Richardson on drums.”
Mick went on: “The band members have a wealth of other musical experience between them with brothers David and James’s involvement with Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson, Jim Moray, Topette!, as well as providing stand-in support for members of Bellowhead.
“Nick Cooke is Kate Rusby and False Lights’ melodeon player as well as a professional mastering engineer who has worked with some of the most iconic producers around while Lee Richardson is an award winning producer of TV, advertising and trailer music.”
Playing at Ropery Hall on Saturday, February 24, starting at 8pm, tickets to see Mawkin cost £13 in advance or £15 on the door. Advance tickets can be bought online at www.roperyhall.co.uk, in person from The Ropewalk’s Craft Gallery or by calling 01652 660380.