Exciting folk/acoustic duo Cosgrave & Banks live with Arts Out West

Mike has worked with artists as diverse as the late “Celtic Soul” singer Jackie Leven and current star of the English scene Jackie Oates, as well as bluegrass virtuosos Daily Planet and highly regarded singer-songwriters Jenny Crook and Reg Meuross, but started with renowned late 90s Celtic/World music crossover band Sin é.

Steve started out as a violinist with the likes of the London Symphony Orchestra, but then moved to folk as drummer/fiddler with the Carnival Band, including their ever-popular Christmas tours with folk legend Maddy Prior. He went on to form his own band, Blue Jewel, which recorded two albums, with material written or arranged by Steve: Dart Songs, and John Smart’s Bottle.

Both are gifted multi-instrumentalists and writers. Mike plays accordion, guitar and whistle, with Steve on fiddle, vocals and guitar. Their programme is a smorgasbord of beautiful music, traditional and contemporary, from Britain and Europe (mainly France, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe). Their debut CD, Warp & Weft, has received great reviews.

“Superb playing and singing, all with a great sense of style and fun!” - Tom McConville

“Their debut is very good indeed. They take traditional tunes, songs and motifs and weave them into exhilarating new compositions.” - fRoots


TICKETS

Full price: £10
Under 18s: £5
Family: £22

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