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Kirsty Mcgee and Ben Bedford

Location: Upfront Gallery and Puppet Theatre, Upfront Gallery, Unthank, Skelton, Penrith, CA11 9TG

Date: 12 October 2019

Acclaimed songwriters Ben Bedford and Kirsty McGee present an intimate and memorable live show with tales from both sides of the Atlantic.

Peddling her skewed but romantic ‘hobopop’ music, with a voice that sounds like honey and smoke, UK songwriter Kirsty is celebrating the October release of her 8th album The Deafening Sound of Stars. She has collected songs from the Mojave desert to arctic Norway, her song Sandman appearing in Danny Boyle’s film Trance (2013).

Hailing from Illinois, for 12 years Ben has toured his vivid, stark tales across America, Europe and beyond. His soft-voiced poetry and captivating guitar work has led to him being compared to such luminaries as Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan and John Prine. Last year, his highly acclaimed 5th album The Hermit's Spyglass was released and he was named one of the six Kerrville New Folk winners at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas.

"The words drip with meaning. This breathlessly fragile and aching collection almost drowns in McGee's absolute need to sing." - Q ★★★★

"A fascinating talent." - Clash

"One of the most beautiful yet gutsy voices on the English folk scene." - Bearded

"Rich, versatile and immaculately controlled." - Americana-UK

"Absolutely superb, memorable... I love her songs." - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

"Bewitching, exquisite and skeletal." - Q ★★★★

"A quiet triumph." - fRoots

"Confident and earthy - one to watch." - Uncut

Advance tickets £13.  Buy tickets online

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