Black Country Bugle

Stars of the folk scene take the stage for final tour this autumn

- Suzanne Elkin Newhampton Arts Centre Wolverhamp­ton

FOUR new dates have been announced for Newhampton Arts Centre’s long running ‘Folk at the NAC’ season.

The centre are delighted to welcome back a live folk music season for autumn 2022.

Chris Wood is an English singer/songwriter and composer who plays fiddle, viola and guitar. Chris makes a welcome return to the NAC after his highly successful gigs in 2018 and 2013.

He will be playing at the NAC and opening the season on Saturday 24 September at 8pm.

The Pitmen Poets will be stopping by the centre after deciding to embark on the final, never-to-be-repeated, one and only last farewell tour.

Ex-lindisfarn­e singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, Warhorse Songman, renowned singer and instrument­alist Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and award-winning Durham songwriter Jez Lowe individual­ly and collective­ly celebrate the triumphs, tragedy, and humour of the north east’s coalmining heritage, in an evening of great music.

They retrun to the stage at Newhampton Arts Centre on 15 October.

Nick Hart will be performing on 19 November. He is an awardwinni­ng singer and multiinstr­umentalist, whose work with English folk song is rapidly gaining him a reputation as one of the most acclaimed performers of his generation.

Six times BBC Radio 2 Folk

Award nominee and ‘Singer of the Year’ 2017 Jim Causley will be presenting a very special concert on Saturday 17 December. Jim will be presenting ‘A Causley Christmas’, celebratin­g the season as he entertains with lesser-known West Country carols, medieval and secular carols from around the British Isles, and a dollop of festive fun with songs of over-indulgence and even a spot of panto too! Guaranteed to get audiences in the festive spirit!

Tickets can be purchased at www.newhampton­ or by phoning the box office on 01902 572090.

 ?? ?? The Pitmen Poets will be in Wolverhamp­ton this autumn as part of their final tour
The Pitmen Poets will be in Wolverhamp­ton this autumn as part of their final tour

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