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Oysterband

Sunday 19th September 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

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GIG DIARY

Oysterband

Sunday 19th September 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury



Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start
Tickets 
Full Price  £26
U25s  £15

Box Office:   01227 769075  
Book by email HERE  
Book online HERE 

Rescheduled from 10th March 2021 due to Covid-19

Oysterband

Classic songs from every era of a long and mighty career.

Oysterband, the 5-times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning outfit that brought passion, power and not a little poetry to folk and roots music, enter their fifth decade as vital and creative as ever, with some of the finest songs in the modern folk canon to their name:  Put Out The Lights; When I’m Up (I Can’t Get Down); Blood Wedding; Everywhere I Go; The Oxford Girl; Granite Years; Native Son; A River Runs…..these and many others from their vast back catalogue will feature as they embark on another year of international touring and festivals.

Theirs has been a unique and fiercely independent career.  Oysterband still play with that spirit of the punk ceilidh band that roared through people’s lives all those years ago.   But the growing depth and sensitivity of their songwriting, coupled with the strength of John Jones’ voice and their remarkable musicianship, have lifted their music into a richer, more acoustic era.

Their occasional collaboration with folk diva June Tabor has produced two cult-classic award-winning albums, Freedom & Rain and Ragged Kingdom.  The latter and their hugely influential album Holy Bandits were voted nos. 4 and 5 among the Ten Best Albums of the last 30 years by the public in a poll by fRoots Magazine in 2016.

Oysterband are:

John Jones  -  voice, melodeon
Alan Prosser  -  guitars, voice
Ian Telfer  -  violin, keyboard, voice
Al Scott  -  bass, mandolin, voice
Adrian Oxaal  -  cello, guitar, bouzouki, voice

and the newest member, formerly of Bellowhead, Pete Flood  -  drums, percussion, voice.

www.oysterband.co.uk

- Date Added 31/03/2021