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The Askew Sisters

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The Askew Sisters

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The Askew Sisters

Emily and Hazel Askew have become known as two of the foremost performers and interpreters of English folk music

Their live performances brim with the depth and connection not only of two sisters, but also of two musicians who have been immersed in folk music all their lives.

Together, they rework and reinterpret songs and balladry, creating breath-taking arrangements, which allow words that are hundreds of years old resonate profoundly with contemporary audiences. Alongside this, both women are also skilled multi-instrumentalists and expert players of dance music, using fiddles, melodeons, concertina and cello in their innate drive to bring old dance music to life.

Stirred by these new musical experiences, the sisters now return to their duo with a fresh vision. They are spending 2018 deep in rehearsal, reconstructing and re-exploring their sound, unearthing old songs, as well as composing and creating new music.

The culmination of this will be their long awaited fourth studio album, to be released in 2019.

Tickets £13/£11
7.30 (Doors 7.00pm)

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Guildhall Lane, Leicester, United Kingdom, LE1 5FQ

Tel: +44 (0) 1162532569

Opening Times

Guildhall Museum (29 Mar 2019)
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Friday19:00

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