Chance to support legendary folk fiddler in forthcoming Great Massingham gig

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Folk musicians across West Norfolk are being given the opportunity to support world-renowned fiddle player, Dave Swarbrick, when he plays Great Massingham Village Hall in April.

This exciting chance is for solo or duo acts to open the gig before a performance by delightful English folk trio, Said The Maiden, who have been charming audiences around the country with their tight harmonies, playful 
style and blended unison singing.

You might be forgiven for thinking this is indeed the second coming of Dave Swarbrick after his obituary was published by an over-eager newspaper 15 years ago while he was in hospital.

To many, the name Dave Swarbrick is synonymous with innovation and he is credited with heralding the Second Folk Revival while in seminal folk/rock band, Fairport Convention, who 
had their heyday in the seventies.

Here is your chance to hear not only the mesmerizing fiddle of Swarb, but also anecdotes and insights from his extraordinary life and ask any questions.

In keeping with his role as patron of the Folkstock Arts Foundation, who are rapidly establishing themselves as champions of emerging acoustic and folk talent, Swarb is inviting a local solo act or duo to perform three songs at the start of the evening.

The act can be of any age or any experience and there will be a concert on March 30, the anniversary of the launch of Jane Knights Folkspot Radio, at which shortlisted musicians will be invited to audition for this once-in-a lifetime opportunity.

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning this unprecedented opportunity to impress a new audience with your acoustic talents, please send a message to the Folkstock Arts Foundation Facebook page, with links to you performing your music.

Please state clearly on the message that you would be interested in playing at Great Massingham Village Hall on April 12, and apply by Friday, February 28.

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