Hermon Folk launches the new season with an electrifying performance of the sensational young bluegrass band Midnight Skyracer. Most recently, the band became the first UK-band to gain recognition in the prestigious International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum Awards with a nomination for Best Band as well as a nomination in the instrumentalist category. Look forward to a night of breath-taking music presented by leading musicians of the new generation in bluegrass, and bring along your dance shoes – if you dare!
“You can’t fail to sit there open-mouthed at the astounding dexterity of the playing, which is brilliant even by championship-standard bluegrass standards – for there’s sensitivity in shading and dynamic balance too alongside and inside the high-octane note-spinning virtuosity.” – Folk Radio UK
“Midnight Skyracer has all the vital components to compete with other bluegrass outfits not only in the UK but also on an international scale.” – Northern Sky
“This is a band and this is an album that can go toe to toe with anything on offer from bluegrass’s spiritual home on the other side of the Atlantic.” – **** RnR Magazine
“A conflagration of a debut bluegrass album: hot stuff” – **** Songlines
Midnight Skyracer has been tearing up the UK bluegrass and folk scene since their inception less than two years ago. Right from the start their all-star line-up and exciting live performances have sent them racing skywards at an astounding pace. All band members are no strangers to bluegrass and folk audiences and have been active within other bands such as The Carrivick Sisters and Cup O’Joe, also here raking in rave reviews and award nominations. February 2018 saw the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Fire followed shortly afterwards by their BMAM Awards nomination. In just over a year of performing they have racked up an impressive number of major festival slots including Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, completed a tour of Germany and Switzerland as well as two UK tours.
Midnight Skyracer plays music that is praised by the press for combining the traditional and contemporary to great effect in a repertoire that features bluegrass classics alongside original compositions.
An exciting night of music ahead not to be missed!
Midnight Skyracer Line-up:
Leanne Thorose – vocals, mandolin
Tabitha Agnew – vocals, banjo
Eleanor Wilkie – bass
Laura Carrivick – fiddle, dobro, harmony vocals
Charlotte Carrivick – guitar, harmony vocals
More about the band:
How to pay/book
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👉3. 01691 662 196
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