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A Winters Night with Touch the Earth
Saturday 21st November 2020 at 7.30pm - UPDATE 2.11.20 - WITH THE LATEST LOCKDOWN THIS SHOW CANNOT NOW GO AHEAD - IT WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED TO A DATE IN THE NEW YEAR - TICKETS ALREADY PURCHASED WILL BE VALID FOR THE NEW DATE WHEN IT IS DECIDED. Please contact the office by email: [email protected] if you would prefer a refund and it will be dealt with as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
Touch the Earth are a Tribal Folk Band who play music and songs inspired by the natural world around them. Their music has been described as: ‘A vibration of pure energy gathers one up, the flutes, violin, guitar, didge, drummers and singers are part of this surrealism – the essence is pure spirit.’ – The Holistic Channel
They are unique in their instruments and approach to performance, in addition to the more traditional Guitar, Fiddle and Voice they also use Big Double skinned Drums, Djembe, Didgeridoo’s, Native American style flutes and the 4ft Fujara: a Slovakian shepherds flute which creates otherworldly soundscapes. Their concerts are a mixture of songs, ballads and improvised pieces which frequently take the listeners imagination to the wild places of this land.
The nucleus of the band is Lynn Gosney and her son Lee Gosney-Hunt. Mother and son started making music together and gradually drew other musicians to them to form the band Touch the Earth. After a number of line-up changes the band have settled on the current line up with Lee’s wife - Gillian Hunt, good friends Pete Maxey and Lewis Skinner, completing the band. The full line-up is as follows:
Lynn Gosney: Vocals, Native American Flute, Hand drum, Double skinned Drum, Didge
Lee Gosney-Hunt: Guitar, Vocals, Native American Flute, Fujara, Hand drum, Double skinned Drum, Djembe, Didge, Banjo
Gillian Hunt: Double skinned Drum, Djembe, Bodhran, Didge, Mayo drum, Vocals,
Pete Maxey: Fiddle, Double skinned Drum, Vocals, Hand drum, Rattle
Lewis Skinner: Guitar, Vocal, Hand Drum, Double skinned Drum
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