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Oates & Spiers – Needle Pin, Needle Pin

7.30 pm to 10.30 pm

Multi award-winning contemporary folk artists Jackie Oates and John Spiers meld together their shared love of English traditional folk tunes and songs with their fine voices and expertly played acoustic instruments.

Audiences can look forward to a fresh, uplifting and poignant evening. Concerts will include music from the duo’s first album, Needle Pin, Needle Pin, released in early 2020 and featuring songs from the Oxfordshire area which they have researched and arranged. Many of the songs were originally sung by lace-making factory girls to keep time whilst crafting lace and to add enjoyment to their work; the album title makes reference to a line from one of such songs. Beautifully in synergy with the handmade nature of the source songs, the CD comes as a limited edition, handstamped, entirely handmade album, and will be available to buy direct from the duo during the tour.

Venue: Royal British Legion, 7/9 Northview Drive, Westcliffe-on-Sea, SS0 9NG

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