With support - Amy Hollinrake
Concert Date: Saturday 2 December, 2023, at 7:30 pm (doors 6:45 pm) Venue: St Mary’s Church, Quarry Street, Guildford GU1 3TY Tickets: https://www.folkinspiration.org/
Owen Spafford (fiddle) and Louis Campbell (acoustic guitar) play with subtlety, intimacy and a real sense of maturity, producing a sound far beyond their years. Improvisation, humour and musicality make each live performance unique.
Amy Hollinrake (voice, Appalachian dulcimer) is a rising artist emerging from the London folk scene, described as “a Sandy Denny for a new century”. Her songs are inspired by women’s stories within folklore and mythology.
**OWEN SPAFFORD AND LOUIS CAMPBELL **Owen Spafford (The Weaving) and Louis Campbell (Sam Sweeney) met as teenagers, as part of the first cohort of the National Youth Folk Ensemble. Since forming their duo in 2018, they have been nominated for the BBC Young Folk Award and performed live on BBC Radio. They have been impressing festival audiences across the UK and had the great honour of supporting Martin Hayes and the Common Ground Ensemble in London and Manchester in October this year.
“Beautiful, swirling, modern English folk music” - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
**AMY HOLLINRAKE **Amy has performed at Cambridge Folk Festival, Cambridge Junction, Green Note, Kings Place, and Royal Albert Hall. Her music has garnered attention from the likes of BBC 6 Music’s Marc Riley and Tom Robinson, BBC Introducing and BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour. She is a former awardee of EFDSS and the Bert Jansch Foundation for her work.
“Hollinrake’s voice captivates, a Sandy Denny for a new century” For Folk's Sake
The beautiful acoustics of St Mary’s Church will provide a wonderful setting for Amy’s striking vocals and Spafford Campbell’s “beautiful, swirling, modern English folk music” (Mark Radcliff, BBC Radio 2)