Ely Events, Whats on in Ely.
What’s on in Ely, Littleport, Soham and Witchford
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Rosie Hood supported by Rosewood
May 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Rosie Hood is a young folk singer from Wiltshire, known for her strong, pure voice and engaging solo performance. A BBC Performing Arts Fellow in 2015 and a 2016 Horizon Award nominee at the Radio 2 Folk Awards, Rosie has become more than purely a traditional singer. Having started learning folk songs at an early age from her family, Rosie has a keen interest in the history of traditional songs, particularly those of her native Wiltshire, where she has spent time researching in the local archives and developing a broad repertoire of local songs. Rosie’s Fellowship year with the English Folk Dance and Song Society proved a pivotal point in her career giving her time and space to develop as an artist. The year saw Rosie develop her song-writing with mentor Emily Portman, hone her instrumental skills and even resulted in a transatlantic collaboration with New York based singer and guitarist Jefferson Hamer.
The evening will open with a set from Rosewood. Rosewood, who came together in 2014 to sing songs and play tunes, are three friends who also play for French dances in Bof! and for English ceilidhs in The Hosepipe Band. The trio comprises Simon Haines on free-reed instruments, Phil Lyons on strings and Val Woollard on wind. Their unique selling points are the range of instruments they play and their varied repertoire – everything from Marco Uccellini (1610–1680) to Kirsty McColl (1959–2000). They recently brought out their first recording: Rife & Strife & Mirth & Fun.
Tickets cost £10 in advance (£11 on the door) and can be reserved by phoning 01353 740999/664706 or by going to the website and sending us a message. http://