Saturday 13 April 2024
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre


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Sid Goldsmith – Cittern and English Concertina
Alex Garden – Fiddle, Viola and Octave Fiddle
Danny Pedler – Accordion and Hurdy Gurdy

Tarren is a collaboration between these three forward thinking interpreters and writers of English folk music. They combine cittern and concertina, fiddle, accordion and hurdy gurdy to create new, dynamic folk music. The trio produces rich, joyous music that draws the listener in, weaving intricate themes throughout tunes and songs that have the pulse of traditional dance at its heart.

This project began with a sharing of compositions over the internet during the lockdowns of 2021. Fast forwards a few months and they were able to meet in person with a set of songs and tunes that they’d each explored separately but never heard with their collective instrumental voices. Fun was had, plans were made.

Tarren has been touring major cities through the Nest Collective and receiving standing ovations at Sidmouth, Broadstairs and Shrewsbury Folk Festivals. Their debut album REVEL was released to critical acclaim on 29 August 2022.

Listen to it here: tarrenmusic.bandcamp.com/album/revel

“The sounds of fiddle and viola, cittern and English concertina, and accordion and hurdy gurdy have rarely sounded better, nor as much fun, as they do here – a testament to the talents of the trio and a confident and welcome signifier that English folk music is in very safe hands”. Folk Radio UK  Full review here

“A mini folk supergroup’!…there’s foot-stompery at play here, the likes of which I’ve not heard since the mighty three-piece, Faustus, took a trip to Grimsby.” TradFolk Full review here

“Tarren’s music feels traditional, but also fresh and original. It’s joyful, but with deep sensitivity. A freshness that deserves to have wider appeal”. Folking.com Full review here

Sid Goldsmith (Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, Awake Arise) plays a Cittern by Soren Vinter Rogen and a Wheatstone English Concertina

Alex Garden (The Drystones, Harriet Riley & Alex Garden) on Fiddle, Viola and Octave Fiddl

Danny Pedler (Pedler // Russell) plays an Accordion by Vignoni and a Hurdy Gurdy by Chris Eaton

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