Folk twins joining Blair for a Limelight session

Identical twins the Carrivick Sisters play the Limelight Theatre, Aylesbury, April 2013su
Identical twins the Carrivick Sisters play the Limelight Theatre, Aylesbury, April 2013su

Two rising folk acts, both nominees at the BBC Young Folk Awards, will be bringing their talents to Aylesbury’s Limelight Theatre next week.

Blair Dunlop and the Carrivick Sisters are examples of the rise of a new generation of gifted musicians bringing their own diverse influences to a fine tradition of music.

Blair is a gifted songwriter with a charismatic stage presence, and although he is the son of folk legend Ashley Hutchings and singer Judy Dunlop, he is well on his way to securing his own place at folk’s top table.

He works both as a solo performer and as a member of the reformed Albion Band, and his first full-length CD Blight & Blossom, released at the tail end of last year, features an all star cast of musicians as well as a song written for him by Richard Thompson.

The Carrivick Sisters are identical twins who have grown up playing and writing music together.

Charlotte and Laura have strong bluegrass influences but also pay due deference to their English roots.

With tight harmonies that only siblings can achieve, they perform their original songs on guitar, fiddle, mandolin, dobro and clawhammer banjo.

Tickets to the show on Saturday, April 20 are £12 with £10 concessions, and members get a further discount. Find out more at www.qpc.org or call the box office on 01296 424332.