Described by MOJO as “One of the most important folk artists in Britain” and BBC Radio 2 as a “a one man folk industry” Pete Coe: singer, musician, raconteur and all-round legend of the modern folk revival, is heading to Halsway Manor this month on Thursday 19th September for an informal concert.
Pete has been a professional musician since 1971, playing at festivals concerts, clubs, dances & schools throughout Britain, Europe, Asia, New Zealand & the USA. During the ‘70s he toured and recorded with Chris Coe, was a member of the legendary New Victory Band & with Nic Jones, Tony Rose and again, Chris Coe, he was a member of Bandoggs. In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s he toured and recorded with Red Shift but since 1985 he’s mainly worked as a soloist & earned an enviable reputation.
His strong, distinctive voice is enhanced by his instrumental versatility, the ringing strings of his bouzouki, the sweet chords of his mountain dulcimer, the plaintive banjo & the pulsing reeds of his melodeon. He’s also a country dance caller, creator & band musician. He sings, plays & step dances, sometimes all at once!
As creative and keen as ever to explore traditional music and present it in new and interesting ways, Pete continues to record and perform to critical and audience acclaim.
Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, has been established as a Charity since 1965. Nestling at the foot of the Quantock Hills between Bicknoller and Crowcombe, Halsway Manor provides a year-round programme of events and activities in traditional folk music, dance, song, storytelling, folklore and related arts and crafts. All are welcome.
Tickets for the concert are priced £8/ £2 (full-time students – any age)) and can be booked in advance by calling 01984 618274 or online at www.halswaymanor.org.uk