Burland concert in Holloway

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A rearranged folk concert is to take place on Saturday, June 15, at the Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall in Holloway.

Folk legend Dave Burland will headline the concert, originally due to take place in late March.

Dave Burland has retired twice in his life.

In 1968, he left the Police Force to pursue a career in folk music, as a singer and guitar player.

This particular period lasted until approximately 1998, when he took a proper job in which he had to wear proper trousers and on occasions, a suit and tie.

During the aforementioned period of 30 years, he visited many countries, made quite a few records (some no longer available), played many clubs, concerts and festivals.

He also made session appearances on recordings made by Kate Rusby, Richard Thompson, Mike Harding, Tony Rose, Bob Pegg and quite a few others.

Having now retired for the second time, he is looking forward to performing regularly once again, meeting friends, both old and new, and demonstrating his own controlled dynamism.

Supporting Dave Burland at his Holloway concert will be Sheffield singer Kirsty Bromley.

Over the past couple of years, she has been performing at festivals and clubs up and down the country, gaining a substantial army of fans.

She not only sings beautifully but also dances with Pecsaetan Morris and Morris Offspring, plays the trumpet, which she studied at Huddersfield University, and teaches both dance and music.

The concert starts at 7.30pm.

Details and tickets are available from Dave on 01773 856545.

n Five-piece outfit Blueflint are in concert in the Darwin Suite at Derby’s Assembly Rooms on Thursday, June 20, from 8pm.

This Edinburgh based band, intertwine banjos, fiddle, double-bass and drums to accompany the singers in beautifully-crafted songs.

For ticket details, call 01332 255800.