Special Event

Folk at the New Room: Owen Spafford & Louis Campbell

18 April 2024
7.30pm (café bar open from 6pm, doors 7pm)

Acoustic folk by candlelight from a virtuosic, vibrant and progressive duo with an extraordinary sense of musical intimacy.

Rising stars of the folk scene, Owen Spafford (Cosmo Sheldrake) and Louis Campbell (Sam Sweeney) met as part of the first cohort of the National Youth Folk Ensemble. A shared musical ‘true north’ and lasting friendship enable the duo to make two instruments seemingly sound as one; creating subtle and emotive textures that re-calibrate the fiddle and guitar duo idiom.

Their debut album ‘You, Golden’ (04/11/22) manages to envelop influences from contemporary classical, post-rock, ECM Jazz and bluegrass cohesively and organically into English folk music with a combination of traditional and contemporary material which is sonically indistinguishable in origin.

The duo’s live performances present an extraordinary sense of musical intimacy, covering the full dynamic spectrum, with as much of themselves being put into every note as possible. For technically advanced young musicians they hold an unusual allegiance to the beauty of simplistic melodies, putting their musical point across as clearly and honestly as then can.

7.30pm - door 7pm. Join us 6-7pm for our informal folk music session in the cafe-bar.

Tickets £16 / £14 advance Included in Spring-Summer Season 2024 Ticket (6 gigs for £75)

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