Fisher Folk & Acoustic session

The latest Fisher Folk & Acoustic session took place in the atmospheric cellar of the Fisher theatre, Bungay on Wednesday March 27th.

There were six acts, plus a short poetic interlude from Alison. Hogie and Kate opened, with some tracks from his “River of Mercy” album. Pianists Ann & Jan gave a selection from La-La Land, and a jazz arrangement of “Witchcraft” among others. Ross Burkitt ‘s set included Richard Shindell’s “Fishing” and Elvis Costello’s “Every day I write the book”. David Black sang self-penned songs “Girl on a bicycle” and “Refugee” with some flat-picking twelve string guitar work. Liz and Karen, of Pearl in the Egg, played a variety of Elizabethan/medieval instruments such as the rebec and crumbhorn with tunes from as early as 1180 and the 1300’s. One song translated as “Not tonight Robin, the children will cry”. Ralph Barnett (pictured) closed the evening with a few songs, including Bruce Springsteen’s “The Ghost of Tom Joad”, which alludes to John Steinbeck’s “Grapes of Wrath” and the great depression.

Next session: Wednesday April 24th. Information on Fisher theatre website.