Leading folk trio for Woodend Barn

Ale Moller, Aly Bain and Bruce Molsky are at Woodend Barn on Saturday.

Ale Moller, Aly Bain and Bruce Molsky are at Woodend Barn on Saturday.

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Three of the world’s leading folk musicians will give a rare performance together on the Woodend Barn stage on Saturday (October 27) at 8pm.

Sharing their Celtic, Nordic and Appalachian cultures are Aly Bain, Scotland’s supreme traditional style fiddler, Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ale Möller, and American old time fiddler, singer, guitarist and banjo player Bruce Molsky.

All three have for many years explored traditional music from a wide range of cultures and are not only masters of their respective traditions, but also long-time friends.

Aly Bain helped establish the influential folk group Boys of the Lough and began a life of intensive playing and recording that continues to this day. His extensive travels have led to an appreciation and mastery of many kinds of fiddle music and his awards include an MBE for services to folk music.

Ale Möller found his roots in Swedish folk music by way of first falling in love with the sounds of Greece. En route he became a master of the bouzouki and a noted multi-instrumentalist.

Bruce Molsky is one of the most influential old-time fiddlers around. He is also a remarkable guitarist, banjoist and singer. His high-spirited music melds the archaic mountain sounds of Appalachia, the power of blues and the rhythmic intricacies of traditional African music.

Tickets are available online from Woodend Barn at www.woodendbarn.co.uk or phoning the box office on 01330 825431.