Faustus

Faustus

The Faustus triumvirate are three of the leading lights of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast).  They have a plethora of experience between them, brought together here in a virtuosic display of musicianship and testosterone.  Rooted deeply in the English tradition, in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

Faustus came together in 2006 as an evolution of the award-winning band, Dr. Faustus.  They made an eponymous debut album in 2008, produced by Stu Hanna, which saw them nominated as the Best Group in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.  Subsequent touring saw them headlining at festivals, as well as playing sell-out concerts at arts centres and clubs.  After a two year break, Faustus returned to the live circuit for festivals in summer 2012 and a national tour in autumn 2012.  In March 2013 they release a new album ahead of a spring tour.

‘Superb playing; lovely arrangements; great material’
Living Tradition

‘Frill-free folk music, superbly and tastefully performed . . . a folk essential’
**** Sunday Times

2016 Line up

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Show of Hands
Eddi Reader
Kila
False Lights
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Jackie Oates Trio
Mawkin
Conservatoire Folk Ensemble
The Ooks of Hazzard
The Jeremiahs
The Henry Girls
Mick Ryan & Paul Downes
Sam Kelly & the Lost Boys
Vishten
Meaghan Blanchard
The Full Attack Band
The Penny Black Remedy
Flats and Sharps
The Corn Potato String Band
Winter Wilson
The Teacups
Pete Morton
Keith Donnelly
Heretique
Bella Gaffney
Ange Hardy
Echo Town
Rosenblume
Gilded Thieves
James Edwyn & the Borrowed Band
Mr Tea & the Minions
Jim Evans
Same Streets
Cheshire and the Cat
Tiger
Something, Someone
The BeauBowBelles
Jake Burns
Maniere Des Bohemiens
Will Finn & Rosie Calvert
Seth Bye and Katie Griffin
Bric a Brac
Harry Brat
Na Mara
Whiskey Bob Shaker
Swing Gitan
Two Coats Colder
Greg Russell
Platform
Steve Bliss
Nina Zella & Tim Walker
Not Now John
Rob Barratt
The Killer Bees
Bud
Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley
Isambard's Wheel
Jill & Bernard Blackwell

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