Our next guests DAMIEN BARBER and MIKE WILSON regularly tour folk clubs together in January and February before the Festival season starts and they appear in their familiar groups of The Demon Barbers and the Wilson Family respectively. When they were last guests here, their album, “Under the Influence” had recently been released and we wait to hear if they have another. Mike and Damien have a rich shared repertoire of traditional songs plus the work of modern folk writers such as Bellamy, Ewan MacColl and Mike Waterson.
Damien won the Young Tradition Award 25 years ago whilst a Norfolk teenager, but by then Mike as the youngest member of his family’s acapella group encouraged him. They both realised folk clubs need to keep the tradition alive. They always find plenty of clubs wanting to see them each winter, so do come to the Gladstone to see Damien and Mike on Wednesday 17 February.