The Harrison, Kings Cross
Monday 8th July
Doors 7:30pm, Live Music 8:15pm
Tickets £10 Advance, £12 On the night

Exceptionally talented brothers Joe and Will Sartin launched their first recording ‘When You’re Ready’ with festival performances in summer 2023. Bringing driving rhythms and innovative harmony to their fresh interpretations of traditional music and their own original tunes and songs, the brothers beautifully and skilfully express the music-making and folk tradition that runs through the very core of their family.

Their debut EP was made during the six months after their well-loved father Paul Sartin, passed away. Joe and Will’s maternal grandfather, Doug Bailey, recorded and produced this album at Wild Goose Studios in Hampshire, thereby bringing things full circle for the family; their father’s own debut record with Belshazzar’s Feast was recorded with Doug at the same studio in 1996.

Will is a member of the popular 5-piece festival ceilidh band, Out of Hand, and Joe is in his final year of a music degree and pursuing projects in folk, jazz and rock; influences which contribute to the unique musical identity of Patakas. Both brothers were members of the National Youth Folklore Troupe of England (NYFTE) in their younger years.

‘As a debut recording, ‘When You’re Ready’ is a very fine piece of work and if you ever worry that the folk movement may be running out of steam I urge you to listen to Joe and Will.’ –

‘Skilful and innovative…  Joe Sartin’s vocals are strong and clear, Will’s mandolin dexterous and fluid…  Thresherman, a 19th-century broadside, is an album highlight on which Will’s beautiful mandolin lines trace silver around Joe’s excellent vocal as the tale is told of a hard-working family man.’ – Folk Radio

‘A surprisingly assured debut. The tune sets provide a showcase for Will’s speedy fingers, the highlight being his natty take on David Kosky’s ‘Mystery Itch’, which manages the rare feat of leaping about whilst retaining a wistful air.’ –