The Askew Sisters

The Askew Sisters

Thursday 9 April 2020
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre


‘Gifted multi-instrumentalists, singers and writers.’ 
Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

‘Beautiful, uncanny and subtly political songs.’ 
The Guardian

‘This mixture of the homegrown and the exotic, the old and the new, is revealing. It helps to explain just why the Askew Sisters are one of the most refreshing and exciting acts in folk music, and why Enclosure is set to be one of the albums of the year’ 
Folk Radio UK

‘Enclosure is an album that very few other musicians could have made, partly because it transcends considerations like ‘traditional’ and ‘contemporary’ without losing sight of the important issues it highlights. It is full of apparent contradictions that resolve into fully realised ideas: it always feels intimate and yet its themes are universal, it is steeped in the history of place and society and yet it constantly looks to the future, and it is an album about captivity that revels in its own musical freedom.’ Folk Radio UK

‘Expansive, pristine and strikingly modern, whilst remaining true to the tradition.’ 

‘A powerful new album.’ The Independent

Price: £13/£10/£6

Different prices are all for the same unreserved seats – please pay what you can.

Tickets in advance from (10% booking fee added) or in person from Rafikis (next door to the Arts Centre), Ashburton Information Centre and (usually) on the door.

To reserve a ticket, email

Doors and bar open 30 minutes before the advertised start time.

Accessibility: Venue has flat access from street. PA tickets available on request.

Wheelchair users, please get in touch with the box office in advance if possible.

Free parking after 6pm and all day Sunday in the Town Car Park behind the Town Hall, and in the Grey Matter compound on Chuley Road. More information and map.