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The Sam Kelly Trio / Kelly Oliver @ Tiddy Hall, Ascott-under-Wychwood
Saturday 4 October 2014, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
£6 (advance) / £8 (door)
Sam Kelly is one of the fastest-rising performers on the British folk circuit. He has been championed by Cara Dillon and Sean Lakeman among others:
“Sam has such a beautiful voice and sings with so much soul. I’ve seen him perform live a few times and he’s amazing” – Cara Dillon
“A captivating performer, Sam Kelly has one of the best young male voices in British acoustic roots music. Seriously… Check him out!” – Sean Lakeman
The 21-year-old singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist originally hails from the depths of Norfolk. As a young child, Sam’s only link with folk music was through the Gaelic songs that his Irish grandfather taught him to sing. But he has never lost his love for traditional music, and this passion pours out of him in every note he sings. So far, Sam’s musical journey has taken him from reaching the final of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent in 2012 to being selected for the first ever EFDSS Artist Development Scheme and becoming a New Roots Finalist in 2013.
“From her first gig in May 2013, Kelly Oliver seems to be getting on everyone’s radar, from that gig at Cambridge Folk fest, radio play and a record deal within a few months marks her out as someone pretty special. She has just released a new version of the song ‘He Walked On The Side Of The Sea’, from her Far From Home EP. This new version brings in BBC Folk Award nominee Will Pound for a gorgeous harmonica duet.” – Spiral Earth
More information at www.wychwoodfolkclub.com