Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Catshill, B61 0JJ
Two time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011 and were soon signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 they released their debut album, The Queen’s Lover. Numerous tours followed as the duo developed and honed their stage craft, becoming one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene.
In January 2013, the pair picked up the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award following which Following they toured the country and, after completing school and University Exams, began touring again at the beginning of June – a schedule which saw them play venues and festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport’s Cropredy Convention as well as appearing live on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Show.
After recording their second album in the November of 2013, again with Fellside, Russell and Algar received the Horizon Award for Best breakthrough act at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The second album, The Call, was then released in July receiving 5 Stars in fRoots, 4 Stars in both R2 Magazine and The Telegraph and a host of other brilliant reviews, Bright Young Folk describing it as an “outstanding show of maturity” with “enormous promise”.
The duo come from musical households and both began to develop their musical skills long before joining forces. Algar, originally a member of TRI became All Ireland Champion, and All Britain Champion on numerous occasions before the age of 16 and Russell had begun a career as a solo musician supporting acts such as Karine Polwart and Lau, amongst others.
Admission…members £7.00 under 25s £3.50 non members £9.00
For more details contact Bob on 0121 476 5938 and/or go to www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk