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On Friday 3rd June, Gosforth Civic Theatre will welcome the brilliant Kris Drever and Rachel Baiman as part of their joint UK and Scotland tour. Featuring both solo sets and unique collaborations, the pair will play the night away, drawing on their respective original material.

Acclaimed guitarist, songwriter and contemporary folk musician Kris Drever has won numerous awards including seven BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and two shortlist nominations for Scottish Album of The Year with his trio Lau. Drever has also collaborated with many well-respected musicians such as Cream’s Jack Bruce and Julie Fowlis among other.

Americana songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Baiman rose to fame with her 2017 debut Shame, and is now recognised as a courageous voice of the American female experience. By exploring a grittier musical medium within her new full length album Cycles, Baiman expresses her unique songwriting abilities with creativity and skill.

This special concert will marry together the valuable sounds of various folk traditions whilst incorporating modern inflections, as the pair unpack their wide pool of musical influence. Featuring impressive vocal harmonies and instrumental techniques, these performances are sure to be appreciated by all.

Kris Drever and Rachel Baiman play Gosforth Civic Theatre on Friday 3rd June.

 

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