Folk duo celebrate 20th anniversary with Aslackby concert

Folk duo Chris While and Julie Matthews
Folk duo Chris While and Julie Matthews
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Outstanding folk duo Chris While and Julie Matthews are assured of an enthusiastic welcome when their 20th anniversary tour stops off in the area.

Winners in the Best Duo category at the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, While and Matthews will appear at Aslackby Village Hall on October 10.

The singers’ musical partnership began in 1993 when they were key members of the legendary folk super-group The Albion Band.

In 1997 they left the band to concentrate on their work as a duo which has seen them tour throughout the world and gain an ever growing devoted fan-base.

Their songs have been covered by artists including Mary Black, Barbara Dickson, and Fairport Convention. Both multi-instrumentalists, Julie plays guitar, piano, ukulele, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica and accordion while Chris plays guitar, bodhran, banjo, dulcimer and percussion.

Doors open at 7.15pm for the concert and tickets costing £12.50 are available by contacting Dave or Chris on 01778440974/07740832750 /