BBC Radio 2 award winning folk singer comes to Doncaster

GREG RUSSELL, Doncaster’s Root Music Club, Friday, February 14, 7.30pm.

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 9:55 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 4:32 pm
Greg Russell
Greg Russell

GREG RUSSELL, Doncaster’s Root Music Club, Friday February 14, 7.30pm.

Two time BBC Radio 2 Folk award winner Greg Russell is perhaps best known for his work with multi-instrumentalist, Ciaran Algar, a partnership which has produced three studio records and extensive tours in the UK, Denmark, Holland, Belgium and Germany.

Possessed of a voice with “maturity and emotion that belies his tender years” (Mark Radcliffe) Greg has established himself as one of the most significant players on the UK folk scene.

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As well as touring with The Transports and Ciaran Algar, Greg spent two years in Nancy Kerr’s Sweet Visitor Band playing guitar. Moreover, in 2016 he created Shake the Chains, a unique celebration of old and new protest songs, a show which included Peggy Seeger, Martin Simpson and many more and toured to great acclaim in February 2017. Singing a mixture of original and traditional songs, Greg released his debut solo album, ‘Inclined to be Red’, declared ‘a powerful statement’ (Acoustic), ‘excellent’ (R2 Magazine), ‘a splendid thing’ (Maverick) and ‘convincingly individual’ (fRoots). The event takes place at Roots Music Club, The Ukrainian Centre, 48 Beckett Road, Doncaster DN2 4AD. Tickets for the show are £9 in advance,; £11 on the door, students entrance is half price. NOTE: Half price for students. To buy visit the website www.wegottickets.com/event/485890 or www.rootsmusicclub.co.uk alternatively email: [email protected]

Roots Music Club puts on live roots and acoustic concerts every Friday where the very best artists from the International and British folk, roots and blues scene often appear.

The club was formed in September 1974 by a close-knit group of like-minded musical friends at its original home, The Rockingham Arms, Wentworth. Initially on Thursday evenings, it met every fortnight for a year until the “Rock’ renovated its barn which became a perfect live music venue. This enabled the club to convert to a weekly Friday night club and this has been the format ever since. Over time one of our founders, Rob Shaw, became the mainstay and his foresight and industry enabled the club to become one of the premier live folk music venues in the UK and in 2004 won the prestigious Radio Two Folk Club Of The Year award.

After 32 years at the ‘Rock’ the club was forced to change its location and name with ‘the Rock at Maltby’ representing its new home at the Wesley Centre in the old mining village. All things pass and in late 2013 the club eventually found its permanent home at the Ukrainian Centre in Doncaster.Visit www.gregrussellfolk.co.uk for more on Greg Russell.