Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin
Doors open at 7:00 PM
Show starts at 8:00 PM
Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin were one of the biggest surprise hits of our first year and we are delighted to welcome them back.
Having completed two tours with Show Of Hands, they have been receiving very warm reviews of their début album, 'Singing The Bones', including selection for a fRoots magazine compilation and airplay on Mike Harding’s Radio 2 show.
Fast becoming recognised as one of the finest slide guitarists the UK has produced, Phillip Henry is also a virtuoso on the harmonica. He brings together folk melodies of the British Isles, blues, gospel and Indian music in his moving and original compositions and arrangements. His incredible beatbox harmonica technique is legendary on the festival circuit, and never fails to get the crowd on their feet and jumping.
Hannah Martin is a singer, songwriter, fiddle and banjo player from Devon. Recently commended by Mike Harding for her ‘really fantastic singing’, her songs weave folklore and legend old and new with beautiful melodies, while retaining a strong sense of the living tradition.
Phillip and Hannah were spotted busking in the back of a pub by Steve Knightley. Seeing the duo's potential, he invited them to fill some support slots for Show Of Hands. This was the beginning of an incredible year for the duo, joining Show Of Hands for a full concert tour, and culminating with an appearance as part of the headlining Saturday night Ham Marquee gig at Sidmouth Folk Week 2011.Phillip and Hannah continue to go from strength to strength, and will be promoting their new album ‘Mynd’ on this tour.
‘Authentic, haunting roots music from a first class duo’ - Seth Lakeman
‘I was completely knocked out by this duo... just a terrific album... absolutely great, wonderful’ – Mike Harding
‘….one of the most extraordinary musicians around’ - Steve Knightley, Show Of Hands