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Chris Foster

September 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Superbly crafted songs and accompaniments.

Chris Foster’s visit to the Ryburn Folk Club on Wednesday 26 September is one of a few chances we’ve had to see him this year in the UK. It will be a great night with this legendary singer and guitar player.

Chris first got interested in traditional folk music as a teenager and is still exploring several decades later, travelling all over Europe, North America and once even to China. He now lives in Iceland with his wife Bára Grímsdóttir.
Chris performs both as a solo and as a duo artist with Bára as the duo Funi. They  perform and lead workshops in Iceland and abroad, and teach a course on Icelandic folk music at the Iceland Arts Academy in Reykjavík. Chris the programme co-ordinator of the Vaka Folk Arts Festival in Akureyri. You can visit his website HERE.

“Chris Foster merits legend status, one of the very best in the second wave of the Brit folk revival, as important as Martin Carthy, Dick Gaughan and Nic Jones in the way he has modernised and invested traditional songs with inventive guitar arrangements and potent vocal delivery.” Colin Irwin – fROOTS

​”The warm tone of Chris’ voice and his captivating guitar playing draws you into the ancient world of storytelling which links generation to generation, culture to culture and humanity back to its humanity.” Susan Grace – Burton Mail

Don’t miss this chance to see Chris Foster at the Ryburn Folk Club on Wednesday 26 September.

With Bára, I teach a course on Icelandic folk music at the Iceland Arts Academy in Reykjavík, and we regularly travel abroad to perform and lead workshops.

It is always hard to write about oneself, so I’ll let a couple of other people say a bit…

“Chris Foster merits legend status, one of the very best in the second wave of the Brit folk revival, as important as Martin Carthy, Dick Gaughan and Nic Jones in the way he has modernised and invested traditional songs with inventive guitar arrangements and potent vocal delivery.” Colin Irwin – fROOTS

‘The warm tone of Chris’ voice and his captivating guitar playing draws you into the ancient world of storytelling which links generation to generation, culture to culture and humanity back to its humanity.’ Susan Grace – Burton Mail

Details

Date:
September 26
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Organiser

Ryburn Folk Club
Phone:
01422 822569

Venue

The Malthouse
270 Oldham Road
Rishworth, West Yorkshire HX6 4QB United Kingdom
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Phone:
01422 822382