Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are one of the most celebrated duos to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years. Their combination of outstanding vocal work, sensitive instrumentation, and a powerful social conscience has brought them widespread critical acclaim.
“To be a great folk singer, you have to be a great storyteller, as Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are clearly aware. The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists.” (The Guardian)
The duo’s live performances are a celebration of traditional music but there is also a deep integrity and sincerity that stems from their passion for the social themes within the music. There is a common thread of political struggle, resistance, and justice as well as the occasional love song. Their shows manage to be both hard-hitting and uplifting and it is this ability that justifies their reputation as two of the most exciting musicians and social commentators on the scene. The songs themselves are always given centre stage but they are brought to life with stunning musical arrangements and vocals.
After their very successful collaboration with Lady Maisery last year for their Awake Arise tour ( https://www.spiralearth.co.uk/awake-arise-a-christmas-show-for-our-times/) they are now preparing to go out again as a duo starting tomorrow in Norwich.
‘Making common cause between antique songs and present circumstances is one of the grails of modern folk, one this young duo pull off impressively…Rousing stuff.’ The Observer
Tour dates are as follows:
29/03/19 Anteros Arts Foundation 11-15 Fye Bridge Street NORWICH, NR3 1LJ.http://www.anterosfoundation.com/ music 01603 766 129
30/03/19 FALDINGWORTH MEMORIAL HALL, FALDINGWORTH, Lincolnshire, LN8 3SE. www.faldingworthlive.org 01522 535770
02/04/19 Mayflower Folk Club, Cambridge Portland Arms, 129 Chesterton Road, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 3BA. www.mayflowerfolkclub.org.uk
03/04/19 Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road, LONDON, NW1 7AY www.efdss.org 020 7485 2206
04/04/19 The Fleece Inn, Bretforton The Cross, Bretforton, EVESHAM, Worcestershire, WR11 7JE. http://www.thefleeceinn.co.uk 01386 831173
05/04/19 Northwich Folk Club Harlequin Theatre, Queen Street, NORTHWICH, Cheshire, CW9 5JN. www.northwichfolk.co.uk 01565 733197
06/04/19 Cowshed The Barn, Paddock Farm, West Slaithwaite,, HUDDERSFIELD, HD7 5XA. . 07722 557701
07/04/19 The Sprint Mill Burneside,, KENDAL, Cumbria, LA8 9AQ. email@example.com
08/04/19 Stockton Folk Club George & Dragon, 109 High Street, Norton, STOCKTON-ON-TEES, TS20 1AA. www.stocktonfolk.org.uk
11/04/2019 Crail Folk Club Town Hall, Marketgate South, CRAIL, Fife, KY10, Scotland. www.crailfolkclub.org.uk Enquiries to 01333 450572
12/04/19 Stonehaven Folk Club The Community Centre, Bath Street, STONEHAVEN, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. www.stonehavenfolkclub.co.uk 01569 764202
23/04/19 CaixaForum Madrid Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014, MADRID, Spain. https://caixaforum.es/es/madrid/home
04/05/19 Bristol Folk Festival venue tbc, BRISTOL, BS1 5RR. www.bristolfolkfestival.org
11/05/19 Shepley Spring Festival Storthes Hall Park, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD8 0WA. www.shepleyspringfestival.com
06/07/19 Trelawnyd Folk at the Hall Trelawnyd Memorial Hall, London Road, TRELAWNYD, Nr Rhyl, LL1 6DN. www.therecordjournal.co.uk 07899 024162
Here’s a video of the boys to whet your appetite.
For more information visit http://www.jimmyandsidduo.com