Informal Concert

Saturday 15th February 8.00 pm @ The Monks Walk Inn

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Following the success last year, the festival is once again offering an intimate, acoustic concert in the stunning upstairs venue at the historic Monk’s Walk pub. 


Acts include: Arthur Coates, Laura Douse, The Magpies



The Magpies

Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award winner Bella Gaffney (guitar, banjo, vocals) writes folk-inspired songs which she performs along with her own original arrangements of traditional pieces. Polly Bolton (mandolin, banjo, vocals) first picked up the mandolin as a child and has been touring internationally in various line ups since her early teens.


The Magpies initially a duo project between Bella and Polly, expanded in 2018 to a quartet with the original pair joining forces with acclaimed cellist Sarah Smout and fiddle ace Holly Brandon. Their material is led by powerful vocals and glittering instrumental ornamentation. They each draw on their transatlantic influences to create a unique blend of Celtic and bluegrass folk, transporting audiences to distant lands and capturing imaginations with their enthralling live show."A natural chemistry... all three voices blend and harmonise beautifully... the mix of styles offers so much promise." Folk Radio UK




Tickets available on the door: £5 each