Legendary folk duo at Aslackby and concert pianist in town club

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Award-winning folk artists Chris While and Julie Matthews will perform at Aslackby Village Hall on Friday.

Winners in the Best Duo category at the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and nine times nominated since 2001 in the Best Duo, Best Song and Best Live Act categories, Chris and Julie’s musical partnership began in 1993 when they were key members of folk super-group The Albion Band.

In 1997 they left to concentrate on work as a duo which has seen them tour throughout the world and gain an ever growing devoted fan-base. Their songs have been covered by a range of artists.

Julie plays guitar, piano, ukulele, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica and accordion while Chris plays guitar, bodhran, banjo, dulcimer and percussion. Their musical careers have produced successful solo albums and a variety of projects away from the duo including the Christmas band ‘St Agnes Fountain’.

Doors open at 7.15pm for 8pm start. Tickets at £12.50 can be reserved by calling 01778 440974, 07740 832750 or email: dvsmthdavid@aol.com.

○ Polish/British pianist Natalia Williams-Wandoch will kick off the 2014-2015 season for Sleaford Music Club on Friday at 7.30pm in the Civic Suite of NKDC Offices, Eastgate, Sleaford. Admission £12 on the door (£11 concessions).