Folk concert to help with hall redevelopment

February 26 2018
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A TRIO of musicians will bring Irish folk music to Thornbury when they entertain an audience in the Cossham Hall.

A TRIO of musicians will bring Irish folk music to Thornbury when they entertain an audience in the Cossham Hall.

Fife and Strum comprises Nicola Woodward, Ron Phelan and Sam Stennett, who have different musical backgrounds and return to the town by popular demand to help raise money for phase one of the Armstrong Hall redevelopment project 

Nicola studied flute and piano at the Royal College of Music and has performed at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, as well as performing as a freelance orchestral player with major UK orchestras.

She has a keen interest in folk music and is the co-founder of Rockhampton Folk Festival.

Ron Phelan studied jazz in Dublin before branching out into flamenco, West African and Arabic music. He has performed at many leading venues and is also a prolific composer.

Guitarist Sam Stennett has played since a teenager, having been influenced by his grandfather, the late entertainer and jazz musician Stan Stennett.

He tours with The Schmoozenbergs and also accompanies various singers and instrumentalists. 

The concert takes place on Saturday, March 24, at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 - £5 for under-18s - and can be bought in Thornbury Town Hall or by calling 01454 412272.