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Sharron Kraus (voice, guitar) & Harriet Earis (harp)

7.30pm Tuesday 27th October

An evening of folk music, wine and welsh medieval tales  – and probably the first time a harp will have been heard in Bishops’ House (with Harriet playing it is bound to sound brilliant!)

Sharron Kraus is a folk musician and singer whose solo work and collaborations offer a dark and subversive take on traditional music. Rolling Stone nominated her first album, Beautiful Twisted, as one of their critics’ top releases of 2002, and in the intervening period she has issued five albums under her own name and a number of collaborations with like-minded musicians.

Harriet Earis has won various accolades in the traditional music scene. She was “Harper of All Britain” twice in 2000 and 2002 and won a coveted Open Stage Award at the UK’s biggest traditional music festival “Celtic Connections” in Glasgow in 2007 – chosen from over 82 acts competing for the title.

Sharron & Harriet will be performing songs from Sharron’s new album, Friends and Enemies; Lovers and Strangers, which is a collection of songs inspired by The Mabinogion – the Welsh medieval tales. The stories collected in the Four Branches of the Mabinogi were written in the 11th Century but contain themes that remain relevant today: love and hatred; battles for power; loss, displacement and migration of peoples; magic and wonder.

You can preview tracks from the album here

£5 entrance includes free glass of wine or juice.

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