Mill Race Folk have a special event this Thursday on the water! Folk on the Boat with Matt Tighe & Tad Sargent on board the cute John Bunyan Boat. It’s going to be a lively one over in Bedford! Lots of great tunes, fast fingers and a cruise on the Ouse. Tickets are still available, it will be wonderful to see you there x
Call 01946 690301 for tickets.
Gorgeous folk duo Matt Tighe and Tad Sargent come to Bedford on 27th September to play Mill Race Folk on The John Bunyan Boat. Their sublime folk tunes are a perfect accompaniment for a lazy trip down the Ouse. Take a cool glass of something fancy in your hand and soak up the delights of the river on a late summer’s evening.
The two hour folk cruise leaves from the moorings at the Barns Hotel, Cardington Road, Bedford boarding at 7.15 p.m.
A 3 course pre-cruise dinner can be booked in advance from the Barns Hotel (01234 270044). Drinks are available from the Riverside Tavern Bar
So don’t miss out! Call the friendly team at John Bunyan boat on 01946 690301 (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00) to book your tickets
About Matt and Tad:
Living in South London and born to an Irish and Trinidadian background, fiddle player Matt Tighe is quickly making a name for himself in the world of folk and Traditional music. He has been described as a, “ﬁery virtuoso”, and has already had an extensive experience in performance, playing at many festivals and clubs within the UK and Ireland. Matt has won numerous awards such as the London Fiddle Champion and numerous All Britain Championships, been a ﬁnalist in the Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections and a nominee at the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award.
London Born Tad Sargent, whose family roots come from Castlebar in county Mayo, started playing music at a young age on the piano. He started playing the bodhrán (the Irish drum) in 2002 after re-discovering his childhood love for Irish music. Learning about Irish music took years of attending sessions run by Irish music legends such as Mick O’Connor. He picked up the bouzouki in 2008 and has performed/recorded and worked with many great musicians and groups such as Barrule, Tony Christie, Luke Daniels and Cara Dillon.
Book your tickets for Folk on the Boat with Bryony Griffith and Will Hampson now. Head to the John Bunyan Community Boat to find out more or call 01234 270044 to buy a ticket.
Expect powerful vocals from Bryony and deliciously rustic fiddle playing. She will be accompanied by her husband, Will who is an excellent box player. They have a distinctive repertoire of dark ballads, chorus songs and dance tunes all delivered with good-humoured Yorkshire banter.
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