Folk duo at South Holland Centre

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TWO of the finest exponents of traditional song in the United Kingdom will be performing at the Spalding Folk Club meeting on Wednesday.

Damien Barber and Mike Wilson have a combined 40+ years’ experience of performing at folk venues.

They were by early Norfolk singers Walter Pardon and Peter Bellamy.

Damien is a stylish and distinctive singer, either unaccompanied or playing guitar or concertina, Mike is the youngest member of the Wilson Family, the powerful Teesside singing siblings who have raised the rafters at many a festival or folk club event.

Damien and Mike have a rich shared repertoire of traditional songs plus the work of modern folk writers such as Bellamy, Ewan MacColl and Mike Waterson and were nominated in 2010 for the Best Duo award in the BBC Folk Awards. Damien’s band, the Demon Barbers, were also nominated this year in the category Best Live Act.

The meeting takes place at the South Holland Centre and doors open at 8pm, admission is £6 (£5 concessions), for further details contact 01406 380100 or visit