The Hut People play The Bothy Folk Club Southport (19th January 2014)

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The Hut People play The Bothy Folk Club Southport (19th January 2014)

The Hut People are playing at The Bothy Folk Club on the 19th January at the Park Golf Club, Park Rd West, Southport, PR9 0JS. Doors 7.15pm.

The Hut People are constantly gaining more of reputation as one of the most entertaining acts to appear on the folk scene in a long while.

In their surprisingly engaging and often hilarious show, they perform a truly unique high-octane blend of folk music from around the world – perfectly formed & embellished with a foot stomping accordion and mind-boggling array of exotic percussion (with some Quebecois foot percussion & dancing thrown in for good measure too!).

A hugely entertaining duo getting unbelievable feedback from audiences, festival organizers and music press alike.

Our first album came out in January 2010 titled ‘Home Is Where The Hut Is’ (Fellside Records).

Our second album ‘Picnic’ was released in April 2012 and we are in the final stages of finishing our third album (again on Fellside) due for release later in 2013.    The Hut People (UK)

“The only band to have been asked back 5 times consecutively – because they’re so good!” Swaledale Festival

Champions of the standing ovation, The Hut People are rapidly gaining more and more of a reputation as one of the hottest & most entertaining Folk/World acts touring today.

Taking the audience on a voyage across the globe with their varied material, they perform a hugely engaging, entertaining and truly unique blend of home-grown tunes mixed with British, Nordic and European folk music, perfectly formed & embellished with the driving accordion and a dazzling array of exotic percussion.

Accordionist Sam Pirt & Percussionist Gary Hammond both have extensive backgrounds in music – having been part of and performed alongside legendary acts such as The Beautiful South, Nina Simone, The Dubliners & Sharon Shannon, their playing is still very much in high demand.

Great music & virtuosity aside, a show from The Hut People is overflowing with humor, spontaneity and a 100% commitment to their getting-the-crowd-involved ethos. Don’t miss them.

The Hut People released their 2nd full album ‘Picnic’ on Fellside in April – supported with a nationwide tour. With a rapidly filling calendar of shows & summer festivals for 2013 it looks to be their best yet!

“a bewildering array of percussion and accordion-fired compositions….truly infectious!” R2 “Remarkable .”  THE LIVING TRADITION “…an enormous ebullience, an absolutely hyper off-the-scale level of sweaty hi-energy, and total (ok, 200%) commitment…. what an impression they  made…a very high ‘wow’ factor…”                  NETRHYTHMS

“Certainly the most entertaining act on the folk scene by far.”


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