Here’s a date for your diary: Festival Sunday morning in Swildons Tent – that’s the big one – bring coffee and your voice…
For that’s the date for the Faustus’ Big Sing – a chance to join in with choruses and harmonies from the Faustus back catalogue and further afield, and to explore some new material gleaned from the archives of Halsway Manor Library as part of Faustus’ 2016 residency at Somerset’s centre for the folk arts.
Faustus are three of the leading lights of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel, War Horse), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast). They have a plethora of experience between them, brought together in a virtuosic display of musicianship representing the best in the current vibrant English folk scene.
Paul, Saul and Benji will be joined by attendees from the previous week’s Faustus-led workshops at Halsway Manor. It’s an interactive, participatory event – no experience necessary, just enthusiasm and caffeine.
For more information on the Faustus-led workshops at Halsway Manor in the week prior to the festival go to halswaymanor.org.uk or call 01984 618 274.