Our first announcements this year are two notable overseas acts with great followings. The Fugitives from Canada, and Charm of Finches from Australia.
Charm of Finches
“We are a sister duo based in Melbourne, Australia and we write contemporary folk songs inspired by our personal experiences of love, grief and nature. We like to describe our music as contemporary chamber folk. We sing harmonies together, Ivy plays banjo and violin and Mabel plays guitar and cello and we both sometimes dabble in piano. We love the creative process of recording albums and we like to arrange and play all the instruments ourselves.”. See more here.
The Fugitives, have been nominated for multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards and a Western Canadian Music Award. Despite their all-acoustic lineup, they bring enough energy to light up a small city. The four part vocals are sensational, with each of them having the talent, voice and charisma to front their own band.
It's great to be able to start building the international element of our line-up so early on, and we have a couple more to announce soon, as well as some brilliant UK acts over the next couple of weeks so keep an eye on the website, or follow us on Facebook for all the latest news.
We had record early ticket sales - selling as many tickets in the first few days as we normally do in the first two months, so we expect tier 1 tickets to sell out much earlier as well - see here for more.
And a reminder of two fantastic upcoming gigs in Southwell: Richard Smith this coming Saturday, 21st October “The most amazing guy I know on the guitar. He can play anything I know, only better.” Chet Atkins. And on 18th November, Daniel Rodriguez (band) with Emma Rose as support act. Daniel was a founder member of Elephant Revival, the celebrated Colorado Americana band who's in the UK with a fantastic group of musicians. See more on both artists here.
More news coming soon!
The GTSF Team.