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Take a dip into the sea of top class music on offer at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe

Bellowhead are coming to The Baths Hall next year

Bellowhead are coming to The Baths Hall next year

Two top bands - offering a mix of folk music - will be visiting the area next year as part of the Scunthorpe Baths Hall programme.

Bellowhead, currently at number 16 in the UK album chart with their new record ‘Broadside’, will visit the venue on February 19.

The 11-piece band embark on their biggest UK tour to date next month.

Bellowhead take some of the wildest, most joyous and iconic songs in the richly colourful canon of the folk song tradition and turn them upside down and inside out with the unique sense of drama and theatre, instrumental virtuosity, verve, humour and blind cheek that has seen them spearhead the new folk boom.

The band manage to incorporate top-notch jazz, world, folk and classical musicians in a swathe of brass, strings, squeezebox, percussion and anything else that seemed like a good idea at the time.

Then, on March 12, Irish legends Clannad will take to the stage.

The Grammy award-winning act have chalked up album sales in excess of 15-million with their haunting songs, mesmerizing vocals, and captivating sound.

And in a career spanning four decades, they have made music that entwines the traditional and the modern, the past and the future.

The acclaimed Irish group consists of family members who began by drawing inspiration from their home in the remote northwest coast of Ireland.

‘Theme from Harry’s Game’ was their first big break, topping the charts in Europe and also being used in an American advertising campaign for Volkswagen.

They also created the music for the highly popular television series ‘Robin Of Sherwood’, and have had music featured in the movies ‘Last of The Mohicans’ and ‘Patriot Games’.

Tickets for both concerts are on sale now.

Call the box office on 0844 8542776 or visit www.bathshall.co.uk

 

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