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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2016-12-02

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Belshazzar's Feast on Tour

BELSHAZZAR'S Feast start with traditional English music, add a touch of classical and jazz, throw in a bit of pop and music hall, and top it off wry humour for a unique live experience that has made them 1 of the most popular duos in folk music.

Now in their 21st year together, Paul Sartin and Paul Hutchinson of Belshazzar's Feast bring a wealth of talent to the stage. This fantastic show stops off in Liverpool, on Thursday, 15 December 2016, when it will be performed in The Music Room, at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. To book tickets call:- 0151 709 3789 or visit:- LiverpoolPhil.Com.

Paul Sartin was a member of the multi BBC Radio 2 Award winning, big band, Bellowhead, and of Faustus. Consultant and Director of the Andover Museum Loft Singers, he is author of:- 'Community Choirs Collection - Folk' published by Faber Music, an editor of music publications, and a BASCA nominated composer whose commissions include works for the Central School of Speech and Drama, the Choir of Somerville College, Oxford, Streetwise Opera, and most recently, the BBC Radio 4 series:- 'Playing the Skyline.'

Paul Hutchinson's love of fusion music originates from his days in the renowned Celtic jazzers, Hoover the 'Dog. Pagoda Project', with jazz clarinetist, Karen Wimhurst, is the next exciting chapter in his musical journey providing a vehicle for his own compositions. Their debut album received the only 5 Star review in the March edition of Songlines and glowing tributes from amongst others, FRoots. Paul is resident tutor at Cecil Sharp House, Halsway Manor, Benslow Music Centre and Marlborough College. He has a keen interest in and knowledge of 17th and 18th Century dance music which has resulted in tours to Europe and America.

Belshazzar's Feast received a coveted nomination for the 'Best Duo Award' at the '2010 BBC Folk Awards' and are regulars at folk festivals across the summer, with touring including a popular annual Christmas tour of seasonal songs and tunes. They have released a series of critically acclaimed albums across their career, the latest being:- 'The Whiting's On The Wall (2014 / Unearthed)', a live album recorded over the course of 2 concerts at The Pound in Corsham.  Recent broadcasts include appearances on the Claire Balding Show (BBC Radio 2), and In Tune (BBC Radio 3).

For more information about the show and also to see the other venues the tour is stopping at, please visit:- The last show is on 22 December 2016, Cramphorn Studio, Chelmsford.


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