|Sunday 12 November 2017 @ 02:00pm : -
The Hut People
Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have firmly established themselves as one of THE most unique, entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today. Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage – and it works so well! This is a show like nothing you’ve ever seen before – expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty.
In 2017, The Hut People release their 4th studio album on the Fellside label entitled 'Routes'. Tunes forging pathways and routes underground; across the oceans and traversing motorways. Infectious melodies and foot-tapping rhythms packed into containers laden with grooves from South Africa, Quebec and across the globe; North, South, East and West.
"The festival season is nearly upon us, and with The Hut People gracing many of this years bashes, their infectious ‘World Folk’ will surely be winning them many new fans" ~ SONGLINES
"This is a brilliantly unique sound from England – a duo of piano accordion and percussion defiantly unbounded by British traditions as they stride into world music." ~ THE SCOTSMAN
"…music that's in turn dramatic, joyous and hypnotically beguiling" - "a bewildering array of percussion and accordion-fired compositions….truly infectious!" ~ R2
"The only band to have been asked back 10 times consecutively – because they’re so good!" ~ Swaledale Festival