Thursday, May 05, 2016

Winter Wilson in the BAG

Only three gigs left in the 2015/16 BAG season! Where has the time gone?, writes Roy Thompson of the Ballymore Acoustic Gigs.

Next up, from Lincolnshire, UK, is Winter Wilson — another first time act for BAG, and one that is most highly recommended. This husband and wife duo is one of the most entertaining acts I've seen in a while. Proper contemporary English folk songs, with a tip of the hat to traditional English folk singing. Not to be missed!

Winter Wilson’s current tour showcases their latest album “Ashes and Dust”, the follow up to “Cutting Free” which made the Daily Telegraph’s ten recommended folk albums for Summer 2014.
Having honed their craft during many years as semi-professional musicians, the duo went full time in 2012 and haven’t looked back since. They have a fine repertoire of self-penned songs, telling stories of everyday life which often reflect the bigger picture of this life we lead. (“Songs for local heroes,” as one punter said.)

Kip Winter (vocals, accordion, guitar, flute) is one of the finest singers on the circuit, expressing power and emotion in equal measure “from melting to belting”.

Dave Wilson (vocals, guitar and banjo) is amongst the top tier of British song writers, with his songs covered by some of folk’s “greats”.

But it’s in live performance that Winter Wilson really excel, bringing a sense of intimacy to every stage, welcoming audiences into their world, mixing songs with stories of life on the road. “This isn’t a performance – it’s a domestic!”

Tight harmonies, killer songs and a lot of fun – that’s Winter Wilson.

Coming Next: (*****No gig on Monday, May 16th*****) May 23rd - Double Bill - Buddy Mondlock with Mike Lindauer/Tim Grimm with Jan Lucas (Please note that this gig is €15 - and worth every cent!)

May 30th - Roy Thompson (Yes: me!) with special guest, Eugene Brosnan
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