Joe Broughton’s Conservatoire Folk Ensemble

18th June

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The UK’s biggest folk band, The Conservatoire Folk Ensemble, are coming to Goole for their now legendary annual show as part of their 25th Anniversary Tour.

The band’s touring line-up features a stage-challenging 50 members. Among them are 15 horns, four cellos, five percussionists, five electric guitarists, plus fiddles, flutes, clarinets, double-bass, electric bass, euphonium, acoustic guitar, and an accordion. They sing too.

Still based at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, the personal influences of each member shapes the set-list, as traditional English and Celtic reels slide into full-on rock grooves, funk, jazz, hip-hop, ska and reggae. Eastern European and Asian flourishes can also be heard, reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the group.

This is very much 21st century folk. This is ‘Power Folk’.

“Truly the most joyous noise I have ever heard and re-affirming my faith in the potential of the human race.”  Jon Bens

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