Faustus on stage in Spalding

Faustus. Photo: Ian Andrews.
Faustus. Photo: Ian Andrews.
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Faustus is made up of three of the best-known and talented English traditional folk musicians on the current scene.

They are Saul Rose, Benji Kirkpatrick and Paul Sartin.

Known for their rich harmonies and powerful interpretations of traditional English songs and tunes, Acoustic music mag has gone so far as to say they are ‘everything that’s best in modern traditional music’.

Not only have Faustus garnered a host of great reviews along the way, but their eponymous debut album attracted a nomination in the Best Group category at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

As well as their busy Faustus festival and concert schedule, guitarist Benji and fiddle player Paul have enjoyed massive success with folk super-group Bellowhead, while melodeon player Saul managed to squeeze in performances as Songman in the National Theatre’s production of War Horse.

Recently this virtuosic trio also secured a year-long collaborative association with Halsway Manor, the national centre for folk arts, which centres on the development of new arrangements of rare traditional English folk music.

Fans will be able to hear the fruits of this project through the release of their third album in due course.

But for now, there’s a chance to hear music from their current repertoire when Faustus play live in concert on the main stage at the South Holland Centre on Wednesday, March 9 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £13.50, £12.50 concessions or just £7.50 for under 26s from the Box Office 01775 764777 or www.southhollandcentre.co.uk