GreenMatthews return to Hangar Farm Arts Centre in Totton
TRADITIONAL folk songs will be blended with a modern twist as popular duo GreenMatthews return to Hangar Farm Arts Centre with their seasonal show, Midwinter Revels.
Following the success of the duo’s previous festive concerts, Chris Green and Sophie Matthews will be back in Totton on Friday 7th January at 7pm.
Midwinter Revels is a celebration of Yuletide past, guaranteed to warm the cockles of the most Scrooge-like heart.
Featuring Christmas carols, winter folk songs, toe-tapping tunes and a plethora of weird and wonderful instruments, the show will also be brimming with GreenMatthews’ trademark wit and humour.
Having toured the UK for the last decade, GreenMatthews are known for performing English traditional songs and tunes in 21st century style.
Using a beguiling blend of ancient instruments such as cittern, English border bagpipes and shawm as well as modern folk instruments such as guitar, flute and piano accordion, Chris and S-phie breathe new life into material from hundreds of years ago, making it fresh, relevant and accessible for a modern audience.
They have a particular passion for 18th century ballads and dance tunes – several of which have been unearthed by Chris from libraries around the country and which are now being performed again for the first time in two hundred years.
They also perform original songs which draw on their wealth of historical research to paint a fascinating picture of individual lives and stories from England’s past.
Tickets are £14. Visit www.minsteadtrust.org.uk/hanger-farm or call 023 8066 7683.