Nick Hennessey rounds off Friends of Folk’s spring run

Music review
Music review

Friends of Folk brings its successful spring programme of gigs to a conclusion on tomorrow night with guest artist Nick Hennessey 8pm at New Longton Village Hall.

A Cumbrian-based singer, songwriter and storyteller, Nick is a dynamic and passionate performer whose love for the traditional culture of northern Europe forges together the note, the song and the spoken word into a unique and engaging style.

Friends of Folk organiser Jim Minall said: “I first heard Nick perform at a gig I promoted when he was touring as a duo with Maddy Prior and he has been on my ‘artists I must book’ list since then.

“As a musician he is excellent and as a story-teller he is mesmerising – a truly amazing artist whom I am proud to bring to New Longton.”

Nick has performed in the South Bank and the Albert Hall and extensively at folk, storytelling, and literature festivals throughout the UK and internationally (including two national tours of Japan).

He has published three solo albums, the most recent of which, A Rare Hunger released on Harbourtown Records, received critical acclaim with airtime plays on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction and numerous stations in the US.

Tickets for the gig are £10 and can be booked by calling Jim Minall on 07971-243809 and will also be available on the door.

The Village Hall is in Boundary Close, New Longton, and for satnav the postcode is PR4 4BD.

Full details of all Friends of Folk gigs can be found at www.friendsoffolk.org.uk and also on Facebook. More about Nick Hennessey can be found at www.nickhennessey.co.uk.