Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (re-scheduled from 28 February)
June 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Virtuoso squeezing singer from Granny’s Attic.
****** We are delighted to have been able to re-arrange Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne’s visit to a special Ryburn Folk Club event at the Malthouse in Rishworth on Wednesday 6 June. *********
Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne is a remarkable young musician and singer on the UK’s folk scene. Already an experienced player of the melodeon and anglo concertina, Cohen has performed in several line-ups over the years especially in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominated trio Granny’s Attic.
As a singer, Cohen’s style and approach is rooted in the traditions of the British Isles. He was winner of the Bromyard Folk Festival’s “Future of Young Folk” Award for young folk singers at the 2014 festival.
In 2014 Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, folk singer and instrumentalist, was accepted as a main music student at Leeds University. For the next three years he visited local folk clubs in the region and built up an enviable reputation to gain many concert bookings. While studying at Leeds Cohen was tutored by Pete Coe and with this local connection, he has been to the R3S Folk Club many times impressing us bigtime with his superb singing and musicianship.
In 2017 he graduated with a First Class Honours Music Degree with an additional award as the outstanding student in his faculty. You can see his final degree recital – a concert of mainly classical music on melodeon and concertina – at:
Cohen also found time to record a CD ‘Outway Songster’, reviewed in fROOTS: “This is the best debut album by a young British performer for many a day”.
The latest news is that he’s been nominated for a BBC Horizon Award so he may well soon be resident in Leeds again, as he’s applied to do a Masters Degree at Leeds University.
Find out more about Cohen at http://cohenbk.com
“Granny’s Attic” includes George Sansome on guitar (another Leeds University graduate) and Lewis Wood on fiddle (Southampton University graduate). They’ve been playing at local festivals and others further afield and their diary for 2018 alone is impressive.
This is a special event on Wednesday 6 June at the Malthouse in Rishworth to replace the one we had to cancel on 28 February because of bad weather. The Ryburn Folk Club usually meets at 8 pm (tunes from the Pit Band from 7.45) on the last Wednesday each month (September to June) at The Malt House, Rishworth. Entry costs £9 (Concessions £8).