Saturday, 22nd September
Bratton Clovelly Parish Hall EX20 4JT
Doors and Bar 7pm/Music 7.30
Refreshments available/cafe-style seating
Cosgrave and Banks are both highly skilled and experienced musicians in their own right. They write their own music as well as interpreting classics and less well known pieces from across Europe and beyond. Coming together, they use the interplay of various instruments (sometimes you’re convinced there must be more than two people playing!) to produce a sound that is endlessly imaginative and richly textured, sometimes witty, sometimes haunting, with rhythms and tones that are deeply satisfying.
‘Steve Banks and Mike Cosgrave are superb musicians bringing unexpected gems for our delight. Soulful and fun. What more could you want?” – Maddy Prior
‘ . . . this level of brilliance across a wide range of musical traditions is astonishing and a joy to listen to. Treat yourself ! ” – Bruce Millar
“Cosgrave and Banks are masters of their instruments, their tunes taken from a variety of sources and exquisitely arranged and performed – a real delight for the listener.” – Pete Cooper
“Gypsy jazz, folk, classical and much more for all those who like the highest standard of musicianship… seek them out and you will be amazed.” – What’s Afoot magazine
Mike Cosgrave (accordion, guitar, whistle, vocals)
Steve Banks (fiddle, harganger fiddle, vocals, guitar)
Further reviews of their album, Warp and Weft at: http://cosgraveandbanks.com/
Tickets: £8/£4 (16yrs and under)
To book, email: brattonclovellyfestival@gmail.