Stonehaven Folk Club this week hosts Lady Maisery, a vocal trio of young ladies comprising Hannah James (Kerfuffle, Hannah James and Sam Sweeney, Demon Barbers), Hazel Askew (The Askew Sisters) and Rowan Rheingans (Fidola.) Inspired by folk singing traditions of the UK and northern Europe, Lady Maisery sing songs and ballads both unaccompanied, and with backing from their combined instrumental talents on accordion, harp and fiddle. Their vocal harmonies are simply stunning, their voices woven together in a timeless combination, which they push to new levels. They deliver a collection of songs, carefully chosen and arranged to showcase the vocal quality of the group. Their spellbinding harmonies on unaccompanied songs such as the plaintive Kipling/Bellamy classic My Boy Jack are captivating. Lady Maisery are one of the first UK groups to revive the tradition of diddling or singing tunes, which has nearly died out certainly south of the border, but is still prevalent in Scandinavia and other parts of Europe. The combined influence of these traditions can be seen in sets such as the toe-tapping European dance tunes Labajalg/Polska, as well as a fun rendition of the classic Primrose and Bluebell Polkas. These young ladies are a delight and will appeal to all from the very young to the not so young! Expect a fine night of singing and music!
8.30pm this Friday in the Lower Community Centre, Bath Street; Entry £7/£9. The club is open to all and admits accompanied school age children free! Membership giving reduced entry price for event event is now available to April 2014 for just £12! No Bar so BYOB. More information from Pat on 764202