Saturday 23rd November
The Carlile Institute, Meltham, Huddersfield
Talented banjoist Allison De Groot has made a name for herself as a member of powerful quartet The Goodbye Girls (alongside Molly Tuttle) and for her intricate clawhammer banjo work in Bruce Molsky’s Mountain Drifters trio. Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, Allison gained a performance degree from the prestigious Berklee College of Music and has since toured all over the world, playing festivals from Celtic Connections to Rockygrass and Denmark’s Tønder Festival. Tatiana Hargreaves is a phenomenal old time and bluegrass fiddler, based in North Carolina. She has toured with luminaries including Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings and Bruce Molsky, and also performed on Laurie Lewis’ Grammy nominated album The Hazel And Alice Sessions. Tatiana has also gained acclaim for duo projects with old time musician Jake Blount and superstar bassist Ethan Jodciewicz.
Together, Allison and Tatiana create a sound that is masterful and original, whilst still paying homage to the best of Appalachian traditions. Their self-titled debut album not only showcases their hugely impressive musicianship, but also reflects on the expansive, diverse canon of American roots music. Alongside classic tunes, the duo performs lesser-known fiddle and banjo songs written by the likes of African-American duo Nathan Frazier & Frank Patterson and bluegrass pioneer Alice Gerrard. In live performance, Allison and Tatiana create scintillating, foot-tapping music, taking the banjo and fiddle duet to another level! These young women are two of the finest performers working in American roots music, and we’re thrilled to bring them to Meltham as part of their debut UK tour!
Doors 7.30pm, concert from 8pm. There will be a licensed bar provided by the community association. Advance tickets £12, see link below. Paper tickets will also be available locally.