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Saturday, 7 January 2012

1st Bothy guests of 2012

Gren Bartley & Tom Kitching are one of the brightest young acts on the folk scene today. Playing music from a remarkably broad range of sources, their new album ‘Boundary’ crosses genres with a healthy disdain for arbitrary pigeon-holing of styles and traditions. Some songs just need to be sung.  Having met at Loughborough University, through presenting a folk show on the campus radio, the duo grew out of a wish to perform the music they loved. Over time, Gren developed a distinctive passionate song writing style that manages to push boundaries, whilst staying respectful to the traditions.

Extracts from reviews:

"Bartley proves to be an accomplished songwriter, with a restful voice that lulls its way into the mind and heart."  Allmusic.com.

"The instruments spark, with the combination of the bright fiddle and the acclaimed finger picking style of Bartley giving a lovely flow to the tunes"  Maverick Magazine.

They're at the Bothy this Sunday 8 January at the Park Golf Club, Park Rd West, Southport, PR9 0JS.  The venue serves Thwaites real ale.

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