Arrive 7.30 for a 8.00 start, we advise arriving early for the good seats. Payment of £8 a ticket on the door. If you want a ticket please ring Ian or Judith on 01759 318328 or email Ian on firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve. I advise ringing early as there are limited tickets and they'll go like hotcakes!
BRING YOUR OWN BOTTLE.
It would be fantastic to see you all there for some lovely midweek entertainment. It will be WONDERFUL.
Tappy Lappy Quartet
“Sheer class! Insightful arrangements and truly original compositions put Tappy
Lappy Quartet far above many of their musical peers.” David Foley (Rura, Folklub)
English folk group Tappy Lappy Quartet combines traditional with original music to create intricate and captivating arrangements. Featuring the soulful melodeon playing of Dave Gray, bewitching vocals of Bryony Bainbridge and driving guitar and fiddle playing of BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winners Matt Jones and Kev Lees, Tappy Lappy Quartet performs engaging songs, lively melodies and compelling harmonies. Having met on the vibrant folk scene of Newcastle upon Tyne before touring parts of the world separately, the musicians have joined to re-visit their roots whilst drawing on new influences. Expect musicianship of the highest order.
Dave Gray (Melodeon) has quickly established himself as a fine player on the English folk scene. Recognised for his expressive style and enthusiastic presence on stage, Dave can be seen performing with Världens Band, Jim Boyle & Dave Gray and Horizontal Sunday. Bryony Bainbridge (Fiddle & Song), previous finalist at the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards, is a fine exponent of traditional song, drawing on her strong background in classical music to create a fresh and contemporary sound.
Matt Jones (Guitar) started out playing at Newcastle’s Irish Centre before discovering the wealth of music from Northumberland, Scotland and Scandinavia. Known for his steadfast playing and innovative arranging, Matt performs around the world with Världens Band, McPeake and Rhona Dalling.
Kev Lees (Fiddle), a fine player of Scottish and Northumbrian traditions, has toured the major UK folk festivals with bands Last Orders and Monster Ceilidh Band. Now he can be found exploring the Danish music scene whilst playing with D.u.K, Night Fall and King Cole.
Currently based on opposite sides of the North Sea, Tappy Lappy Quartet is available for bookings across the UK, Denmark and Germany with their brand new EP.