Aces & Eights, Tufnell Park
Friday 20th October
Doors 7:30pm, Live Music 8:15pm
Advance tickets £14 £16 on the door
Wielding the distinct voices of fiddle, concertina, and double bass, The Grace Smith Trio cast dynamic, expressive, and reactive musical forces into a dialogue between these three individual yet like-minded musicians. The trio is formed of Grace Smith (Fiddle, Viola), Sam Partridge (Concertina, Guitar) and Bevan Morris (Double Bass). Smoothly weaving inspiring and exciting music along with the stories and context behind this music, the trio create an engaging and joyful performance, through which the audience can expect to be immersed in a sound world where ideas become reality forged by bellows, bow and bass.
Widely regarded as one of the best players of English Traditional Folk, Archie Churchill-Moss has worked as a session musician for some of the UK’s top folk acts (Cara Dillon, Eliza Carthy, Blair Dunlop, Jim Moray) and producers (Andy Bell, Ed Harcourt), as well as performing with the trio, ‘Moore, Moss, Rutter’ – the outfit which saw him receive the coveted BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2011.The past two years have seen Archie tour extensively across Western Europe and perform at some of Europe’s top music festivals, including headline slots at ‘Colours of Ostrava (Czech Republic), Tønde Festival (Denmark), Cropredy Convention (uk) and Cambridge Folk Festival (uk).With a contemporary approach to composition and arrangement Archie has developed a style of playing that draws as much influence from the tradition as it does modern popular music. he is currently seen to perform with: ‘Tom Moore & Archie Moss’, ‘Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys’ and ‘False Lights’.”