Folk outfit with ‘pep and zest’

Pennyless are performing in Sleaford.
Pennyless are performing in Sleaford.

Expect ‘lively, quirky, and downright mystical songs’ when acclaimed folk group Pennyless come to Sleaford’s Playhouse this week.

The four-piece play the Westgate venue on Friday, at 8pm (doors at 7.30pm), as part of Sleaford Live Week.

Together, members Penny Stevens, Les Woods, Graham Daleand Colin Benton play fiddle, flute, guitar, bouzouki, whistle, mandolin, djembe, and more.

The band describe their sound as ‘distinctly English’, saying they produce ‘lively, quirky, and downright mystical songs from folklore, medieval history and their own musical minds’.

Their instrumental arrangements, they add, are ‘irresistibly fiery and melodically golden, with warm harmony vocals’.

Among the publications to praise the band include Folk Roundabout magazine, which hailed them as an ‘inspirational, quirky south Lincolnshire acid psych-folk outfit’.

Music Maker magazine, meanwhile, described their work as ‘folk rock with pep and zest’.

Audience members can expect original material alongside the occasional roof-raisers from Irish, European, and American roots traditions.

Tickets are priced at £10.

Box office: 0333 666 3366.