Tom Kitching and Erin Mansfield

The Red Hedgehog, Highgate
Friday 8th July
Doors 7:30pm, Live Music 8:15pm
Advance tickets £10, £13 on the door

Fiddle player and author of the book ‘Seasons of Change’, Tom Kitching has worked with numerous singers and bands, including Pilgrims’ Way, Gavin Davenport, Jon Loomes, Gren Bartley, Zoe Mulford, and Albireo….. Heavily involved in the dance scene, and veteran of over 2000 gigs, he stands at the leading edge of the English folk scene. His style is English at heart, whilst encompassing elements of many other traditions. It is a unique, vibrant style full of exuberance, energy and wit, yet capable of expressing extraordinary emotional depth.

Seasons of Change

The music and stories from 18 months of busking around England.

When Tom Kitching set off to busk around England, a little over three years ago, he couldn’t have known he was documenting the end of an era. From being angrily summoned to return to a County Durham coalmining village to halcyon days amongst fellow buskers on the Cornish Riviera. From the heart of the Black Country to the square mile of the City of London.

It was a quest to get to know his own country better, through its native music, a quest completed just in time for the high street to close and the country to head into a state of profound change.

It’s become a moment in time, the before.

A folk singer and multi-instrumentalist from London Erin Mansfield is a blazing new light in contemporary whistle playing. With her percussive, improvisational and occasionally avant-garde style, she has both charmed and bewildered audiences in her young career. Her evocative vocals and interesting arrangements of traditional songs and tunes have earned her spots at Green Note (2021) and Fatea’s Love Folk Festival (2022). Erin lists her influences from Bjork to Bellowhead and stamps her passion and originality onto everything she does