Harp and a Monkey, a band described as one of the most vital and charismatic things happening in English folk music by Roots magazine, are the guests at St Annes Folk Club on Saturday.
The three-piece from Ramsbottom, who count Mike Harding, Mark Radcliffe and Steve Lamacq among their admirers, have been growing in popularity in recent years.
And when they perform at the Pavilion cafe in Ashton Gardens, it will be quite a coup to get to them to play in such intimate surroundings.
“They’ve gone pretty big in the last six months and they have already been booked in this year to headline a few folk festivals,” said Steve Canavan, who runs the St Annes club.
“But fortunately I know the singer from years ago - we worked at the same place - so they’ve agreed to do me a favour and come and play.
“I’ve seen them before and can vouch for how good they are - multi-instrumentalists who play really strong, well-written songs, rooted in the north west - so it should be a cracking night.”
Steve will support on the night, performing his mix of comical and serious material.
Tickets are £5 and available direct from the venue or by emailing lsafolkclub@hotmail
The folk club, on the first Saturday of each month, launched in November and has been a sell-out each time.
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