Allison Sleator and Richard Hawkins
Aces and Eights, Tufnell Park
Sunday 12th May
Doors 7:30pm, Live Music 8:00pm

Allison Sleator is a contemporary and folk singer. She has performed and collaborated with legendary figures such as Ireland’s well-known producer, composer and renowned bouzouki player, Donal Lunny, founder of historic bands such as Moving Hearts, Planxty and The Bothy Band, singer songwriter Declan O’Rourke and world renowned Irish band The Chieftains, among others. She has spent the last three years exploring South American Folklore and music and currently blends sounds of modern songwriting, traditional folk and Peruvian magic into her set.

Richard is drawn to songs that tell stories: stories that make you wonder, laugh, cry, be angry or hopeful. Any of the following may turn up on the night to tell you their tales: a heroic pigeon, an iconic steam train, a wise old Taoist farmer, the innocent victims of wars ancient and modern, maybe even a snowman who takes on the forces of Thatcherism. Whether interpreting traditional or contemporary songs, Richard’s original and intricate guitar arrangements drive the story along. A few self-penned innovative takes on the age-old themes of love and loss may feature too!