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Acoustic Folk and Roots
Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow are a Bristol based duo playing acoustic, folk and roots music.
The pair have work with many artists including Seth Lakeman, Afro Celt Sound system, Yola Carter, Mad Dog Mcrea, Sheelanagig and Roni Size to name a few but what unites them is a passion for folk music. They draw on their many influences to created unique arrangements of traditional song and tunes, as well as their own compositions. The live show is a musical journey through Europe and beyond; combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship.
Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow's debut album The Fox has been received with critical acclaim. It explores the relationship between fiddle, guitar and voice, using the fertile ground of the traditional music of the British Isles as its starting point. The product of decades of musical experience, the track listing combines self penned tunes and folk tales, all intricately arranged and heartfelt.
“Fleet fingered and ingeniously arranged. .....deserve to be thought of as up there with the best of them" – Songlines
“Reminiscent of Martin Carthy and the late Dave Swarbrick and I can give them no higher accolade" Mark Radcliff BBC radio 2
“such dexterity, energy and passion.....mightily impressive" - R2 Magazine
“The pair demonstrate an eclectic approach that lifts them head and shoulders above the rest” - Acoustic Magazine
“Never a dull moment, with imagination firing throughout and an abundance of creative energy” - Living Tradition
The Wardrobe Theatre is a fringe studio venue and thriving arts hub in the heart of Bristol showcasing the best theatre-makers, companies and artists from around the UK.
In December 2015 we relocated and built a new arts space in the Old Market area of the city, a shared building with The Old Market Assembly.
In 2017 we welcomed 34,000 audience members and staged over 500 performances.
Our programme is a lovingly curated mix of theatre, comedy, storytelling, live music, poetry/spoken word, dance, puppetry, cabaret, drag, improvisation, new writing and family shows, with an emphasis on emerging artists and Bristol-based work.
Regularly throughout the year we also produce/co-produce productions of our own with dynamic Bristol-based creative teams and companies, shows which often go on to tour nationally.
Tickets for all shows at The Wardrobe Theatre can be purchased in advance via Tobacco Factory Theatres’ Box Office:
Alternatively tickets can be purchased in cash on the door at The Wardrobe Theatre on the night if a show hasn’t sold out.
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