Pete Coe tells his stories so far Saturday 07 April at Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury.
Pete Coe celebrates narrative folk songs, rooted in English traditions, classic ballads & broadsides, rural yarns, travellers tales, songs of love, loss & protest, learned from the old songcarriers & songsmiths he’s met over a lifetime on the road. He performs with great skill, presents with authority & good humour & encourages audience involvement. In 2016 he was awarded a Gold Badge by English Folk Dance & Song Society for outstanding services to English folk music.
His new CD The Man in the Red Van has been played on national & local folk radio programmes and has gathered excellent reviews in the folk press.
Colin Irwin of fROOTS, said: “Pete Coe, urbane multi-instrumentalist, reassuringly composed singer, reliable assembler of stimulating material, and consistently fine recording artist.”
In The Guardian, Robin Denselow said: “He’s an impressive singer, songwriter, and a multi-instrumentalist who switches from bouzouki to melodeon, banjo, dulcimer and “feet” (he’s a good, percussive dancer), and can handle anything from traditional ballads to comic material.”
Tickets are available for £12 online at www.arlingtonarts.co.uk, or by calling the Box Office at 01635 244246.
All profits from Arlington Arts Centre go directly to Mary Hare, a school and national charity supporting deaf children.