The Finn Collinson Band

The Finn Collinson Band

Thursday 8 February 2024
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre


Book here now: £15 full price • £10 or £7 if you prefer – please pay what you can*

This looks like being a lovely gig. Do check out the links to sounds and videos below.

Listen to the album ‘The Threshold’ on Bandcamp here:

Here’s what Finn has to say:
“Described by FolkWorld.EU as “cutting-edge English folk” and by Fairport Convention’s Chris Leslie as “beautifully compelling”, our music draws on traditional and contemporary material. With 17th century dance tunes meeting self-composed Celtic melodies, the show appeals to fans of folk, roots, classical and early music alike. As alto recorder is our lead instrument, I feel we have a different and exciting sound to offer. Our guitar/box player Archie Moss was at Ashburton Arts Centre in 2023. Our percussionist Evan Carson has also performed there with Honey & The Bear.

“Expect “initial touches of baroque fusing with modern day folk” (FATEA) as The Finn Collinson Band returns to the stage in 2024. Comprising three of English folk’s leading virtuosi of their respective instruments, they will introduce new material, along with favourites from critically-acclaimed studio albums The Threshold (2022) and Call To Mind (2019).
Although fundamentally folk in approach, Finn often draws on elements of early music to sculpt his distinctive sound. Traditional dance tunes meet melodies by the likes of Purcell and Van Eyck, shaken up in striking new arrangements and brought up to date with Finn’s own compositions and trademark recorder style. As RNR observes, Finn “has both the chops and the vision to take his music in many directions”.
Joined by two of the genre’s most in-demand musicians, Evan Carson (bodhran, percussion) and Archie Churchill-Moss (accordion, guitar), Finn and his band produce a powerful and pioneering sound. With a respectful eye on the past, but a firm grounding in the present, Finn’s music transcends and defies expectations of both folk and early music, creating a captivating and wonderfully varied live show.
Finn is honoured to be part of a growing generation of creative young players on the English folk scene, and is humbly considered one of the genre’s foremost innovators on his chosen instrument of the recorder. Formerly shortlisted for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, Finn also performs with the busy ceilidh band Stroma and is in high demand as a session musician, composer and workshop leader.”

For more see

“I strongly recommend you take every opportunity to catch them live” Folk Radio
“Finn is regarded as a leading exponent of the recorder, and deservedly so. Hearing it played as well as it is here, makes me wonder why it’s not heard more in folk music.” Folking
“His ability to weave tradition and modernity results in an album that feels both familiar and innovative.” (on The Threshold) Blokfluitist (NL)
“Cutting-edge English folk” FolkWorld

The Threshold (live in the studio):

Pool’s Hole (music video):



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