HUDSON RECORDS PRESENTS
Salt House: Thursday 9th November - St Andrew's Church, Sheffield
Only a couple of days before we welcome back to Sheffield the wonderful Scottish trio Salt House. So please grab your tickets if you haven't already done so. St Andrew's church on Psalter Lane is going to be a beautiful space to hear these guys in!
If you have already purchased a ticket please note that we'll be doing tea's in the church but there is no bar. The Stag's Head run by Thornbridge Brewery is a stones throw away so be sure to grab a pint there first and we'll have a slightly longer interval to accommodate a pint. The show starts at 7.30pm.
Please checkout our other shows this autumn from Sam Sweeney and Janice & Jon, details below.
Salt House have been a mainstay of the folk scene for over a decade. New songs that sound as if they’ve always been here. Ancient ballads woken up. Poems given the melodies they’ve long deserved. Songs strongly rooted in place, people and their shared love of the natural world.
The band’s reputation as fine interpreters of words both old and new has been solidified over the past few years with acclaimed album releases and extensive touring both at home and in mainland Europe.
2023 marks the launch of their latest studio album ‘Riverwoods’ - a musical response to the feature-length documentary of the same name made by rewilding charity ‘SCOTLAND: The Big Picture’, and recently featured on Channel 5. This - their third release on Hudson Records - is a collection of both songs and instrumentals inspired by the journey of the Atlantic salmon and the much-needed biodiversity along our river systems. “I encourage you to immerse yourself in this beautiful album, to ‘feel’ it and, crucially, to hear its message.” Pete Cairns, Executive Director, STBP.
‘Effortless’ Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
NB There is no bar at this event but a short 2 mins walk will take you to The Stags Head for an interval drink
Sam Sweeney - Escape That: Saturday 25th November - Firth Hall
Sam Sweeney - Bellowhead Fiddle Player & BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – Musician Of The Year 2015
Following the colossal success of supporting Bellowhead on their comeback tour in 2022, Sam is taking to the road to play his genre-defying landmark album, Escape That, with his all-star band. Featuring Louis Campbell on electric guitar, Ben Nicholls on double bass and Stuart McCallum on acoustic guitar, this will be a gig you don’t want to miss.
Sam is one of England’s finest and most in demand traditional musicians, however Escape That is his first entirely self-composed record. It ties together all of Sam’s musical passions in an honest and fearless expression of himself.
Sam and his band are putting something into English music that has never been there before and pressing the reset button on how folk music should sound. Combining Sam’s love for traditional music with strong pop hooks and aesthetics, this music is unashamed in its wide pool of influences.
Sam is a veteran of the mighty Bellowhead, former artistic director of the National Folk Youth Ensemble, founder member of the acclaimed instrumental trio Leveret, and a genre defining instrumentalist at the forefront of the revival in English traditional music.
“The fiddler with the Midas touch… an English equivalent of the great Irish fiddle player Martin Hayes.” **** The Guardian
“Sweeney’s playing is unearthly at times… an outstanding and deeply moving experience.” ***** - Songlines
“One of the defining fiddle players of his generation” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
Janice Burns & Jon Doran: Sunday 3rd December - Bishops' House, Meersbrook
Janice Burns & Jon Doran are an award-winning Anglo-Scottish duo who came together after discovering a shared love of traditional music. Their songs tell vivid stories about the nature of life and our place in the world.
Janice & Jon’s ‘clever and uncluttered musical storytelling’ (Songlines) comes alive through tight vocal harmonies and sensitive interplay between mandolin, bouzouki and guitar. Their arrangements have a spellbinding presence and an understated energy that transports songs from the pages of books and manuscripts into the imagination of the listener.
Following the success of their self-titled EP in 2020, Janice & Jon released their debut album, No More the Green Hills, in Autumn 2022. The album had overwhelmingly positive feedback, finding its place in the Official UK Folk Albums Chart, as well as gaining airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio Scotland.
With their relaxed and personable approach to performance, Janice & Jon are renowned for the warmth of their connection with audiences. From opening Stage 2 at Cambridge Folk Festival, to playing at the likes of Edinburgh Tradfest, Cecil Sharp House and Sage Gateshead, the duo are highly sought after across the UK and beyond.
The duo's winter gigs have become something of a tradition over the last few years, and this year they're heading out on their first festive tour. Expect seasonal favourites and little-known gems to warm the soul through the colder months.
Thanks for your support as always!