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Live Music: The Flying Toads & Grey Wolf
Sat, 13th November, 2021 @ 19:30pm - 22:00pm£6 – £12
The Flying Toads and Grey Wolf in Concert
The Flying Toads and Grey Wolf have joined forces to provide a rare opportunity to experience the very best in Irish/Celtic and Americana/Old Time music and song. Both bands are highly regarded exponents of their musical genres, playing regularly at festivals and music venues across the country. Don’t miss what will be an amazing evening!
The Flying Toads bring a highly entertaining concert of Irish and Celtic music and song, ranging from high-energy jigs and reels to heart-warming songs and haunting ballads – guaranteed to keep your toes tapping! Being a four piece band and each playing several traditional instruments, the ‘Toads’ focus on arrangements that explore the best blending of sounds and dynamics, as well as choosing Celtic tunes and songs that are exciting to listen to.
The Flying Toads are:
Val Marciandi: vocals, concertina, tenor banjo
Keith Whiddon: tenor banjo, bouzouki, vocals
Erik Faithfull: uilleann pipes, flute, whistle, vocals
Brian Hirst: fiddle, cittern, mandolin, vocals
‘Traditional Celtic music at its best!’ – Celtic Music Magazine
Grey Wolf is an acoustic Americana/old-time folk band playing traditional instruments such as banjo, fiddle, guitar, dulcimer, mandolin, double bass alongside fine vocal and harmony singing. Grey Wolf has headlined several of the prestigious UK’s Old Time American Music and Dance Festivals; has appeared on radio, folk clubs, festivals, and music and literary venues throughout the West Midlands and beyond.
Grey Wolf are:
Jim Allen: banjo and guitar and vocals
Ben Walsh: multi-instrumentalist and vocals
Martin Thomas: multi-instrumentalist and vocals
Andy Offer: double bass and vocals
‘There’s an equality to the group’s spread of sound, but each player is continually soloing-in-motion, rising up in turn’ – The Birmingham News