Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow (ENG)

Sun 15th October 2023

We saw this fantastic duo several years ago at the English Folk Expo in Bury and were stunned by their brilliance. Now after trying and failing to get them here several times over the years, they’re here at last. Don’t miss them!

Doors at 6.30pm, show at 7pm.

Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow

One of the most exciting duos to emerge from the UK in recent times, Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow combine heartfelt musicality, unparalleled virtuosity and vocal harmony. Using the folk music of the British Isles as a catalyst, Kit and Aaron create dynamic and effervescent interpretations of centuries-old material as well as original songs and compositions, all the while celebrating the timeless aural quality of a guitar, fiddle and vocals duet.

Studio albums The Fox (2016) and Pill Pilots (2019) have been met by wide critical acclaim, receiving five-star reviews and local and national airplay. The duo tour extensively in the UK and internationally across Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. BBC 2’s Mark Radcliffe is a champion of their work, saying “Kit and Aaron are reminiscent of the late Dave Swarbrick and Martin Carthy… I can give them no higher accolade. They deserve to be thought of as amongst the best”.

‘Fleet fingered and ingeniously arranged. .....deserve to be thought of as up there with the best of them’ – Songlines

‘Reminiscent of Martin Carthy and the late Dave Swarbrick and I can give them no higher accolade’ - Mark Radcliff, BBC Radio 2

‘Such dexterity, energy and passion.....mightily impressive’ - R2 Magazine

‘The pair demonstrate an eclectic approach that lifts them head and shoulders above the rest’ - Acoustic Magazine

‘Never a dull moment, with imagination firing throughout and an abundance of creative energy’ - Living Tradition