18:00 Dawn Foster
A great friend of Alston Live, Dawn is a talented young singer-songwriter, guitarist and violinist with a rare skill for writing intelligent, interesting music that you’ll find yourself humming hours after you hear her perform. Dawn’s infectious melodies and beautifully honest lyrics make her a truly unique artist.
18:45 Maz & Kit
An acoustic set from Maz and Kit. See Maz’s new band Space Goat Cadets tomorrow at the Turks!
14:00 Tom O’Donnell
A survivor of the Great Folk Revival (or Scare) of the ‘60s, Tom was inspired by the Kingston Trio and later by the singer/songwriters of the era, including Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell and especially John Stewart. Although broadly oriented to Americana, Folk and Roots music, Tom’s tastes are eclectic. Don’t be surprised if you hear some blues, or ‘50s rock & roll, or even British pop. Not to mention more than a bit of humor.
Tom has recorded seven albums, including his most recent, ‘Rothbury in the Fall’
14:45 Cobalt Tales
Singer-songwriters, Cobalt Tales, are a female duo based in Sheffield. Originally from Wigan and Stockport, Pat sings powerful vocals, plays acoustic guitar and harmonica on occasion, whilst Nuala plays bass guitar, sings harmony and adds clarinet, whistles and acoustic guitar. Their combined influences and writing talents cover a wide variety of song styles. They deliver music from the heart that stirs the soul. Their latest album is Cobalt Blue.
15:30 Trevor and Robin
Trevor not only helps organise our events, provides a P.A., etc. but also does the occasional performance with his pal Robin. Expect to hear several songs that you know and possibly a few that you don’t!
16:15 Cool Beans
“Fun and bouncy acoustic duo putting a quirky twist on pop classics”
Clare and Eddie will be toting their ukeleles, banjos and geetars to round off this afternoon’s session. They have a finely honed sense of humour!