Duo promise a show of high-octane fun

One of the most entertaining and best loved acts on today's UK folk scene arrive in Wooler this month to take audiences on a musical voyage across the globe with their entertaining blend of '˜world folk'.

Friday, 3rd March 2017, 2:51 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:08 am
The Hut People

Champions of the standing ovation, The Hut People are an instrumental duo of accordionist Sam Pirt and percussionist Gary Hammond. Together they perform a high-octane, blend of global rhythms with British, Nordic and European folk music, perfectly formed and embellished with the driving accordion and a mind-boggling array of exotic percussion. They will be performing at the Cheviot Centre on Thursday, March 16.

“Great music aside, a show from The Hut People is filled to the brim with spontaneity, often hilarious patter and a 110 per cent commitment to their getting-the-crowd-involved,” said Alison Lloyd Harris, chairman of the Glendale Festival team, which is organising the show in partnership with Highlights Rural Touring scheme.

“Audiences can expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation and humour aplenty, with some Quebecois foot percussion and dancing thrown in for good measure.”

The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £9, concs £8, children £6, family ticket £25 from 01668 282604 or www.highlightsnorth.co.uk