Danceable folk with a twist

Colin Wilson John Spiers and Jon Boden, two of the best instrumentalists of the nu-folk generation, make a welcome return to Norwich Arts Centre on Wednesday (8pm).

Colin Wilson

John Spiers and Jon Boden, two of the best instrumentalists of the nu-folk generation, make a welcome return to Norwich Arts Centre on Wednesday (8pm).

Spiers and Boden have been consistently wowing audiences up and down the country for the last five years with their blend of traditional English folk song with a contemporary twist and hi-octane dance tunes which get everyone dancing.

Winners of the Best Duo category at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in both 2004 and 2006, and founders of “folk big band”, Bellowhead, Spiers and Boden now find themselves at the forefront of the new folk revival. John Boden (singer, fiddle, guitar, stomp-box) follows in the footsteps of many of the great folk-singers with his theatrical style while John Spiers (melodeon, concertina) has taken the traditional squeezebox styles and blended them with his knowledge of contemporary dance music to create and infectious acoustic groove.


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t 01603 660352 (£12, concs £10 - all seated), Norwich Arts Centre box office, www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk

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