James hickman & dan cassidy
Mon 28th May 18 18:30 edit
'YanniH Arts Promotion' presents, LIVE IN THE HYST...
JAMES HICKMAN & DAN CASSIDY A transatlantic duo inspired by the traditions of America & Britain
Dan Cassidy needs no introduction, but for those who have not yet seen him perform or heard his recordings, Dan is brother of the late & wonderful EVA CASSIDY & his exquisite violin playing features on many of her famous recordings, such as the world-wide smash-hit album, 'Songbird'. Dan Cassidy's violin/fiddle playing has been described as "ingenious" & he is renowned worldwide as a true virtuoso across many styles... swing, folk, soulful ballads & break-neck speed bluegrass!
James Hickman is an experienced performer on the UK folk & bluegrass scene & is renowned for his soaring vocals & inventive guitar playing. He has shared the bill & been invited to open shows for some of the biggest names in popular folk music; artists like Katie Melua, The Levellers, Bellowhead, Seth Lakeman & Loudon Wainwright III.
"Hickman's emotive, soaring vocals and driving guitar is complemented by Cassidy's ingenious and virtuosic fiddling. Their sound flows from the connection between British and American folk and is bursting with all the humour, heartbreak and excitement of these genres. The lively English wit of Hickman is set against Cassidy's bone-dry irony and American drawl as they take audiences on a dynamic and unforgettable transatlantic journey."
This is a very experienced & seasoned duo, having formed in 2008, performed all over the UK, Europe & the USA & released an acclaimed CD, 'Severn Street'
Please enjoy the video clips below, show-casing a range of their material
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl2sxo_bWFQ Performance montage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFgZdnDf1sI Stompin' bluegrass!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qplr5Tg1RFU Scorching version of the swing classic, 'Tiger Rag'!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nw1VvIujOk 'Shipyard's Apprentice'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2t6pov5ffE Dan's virtuoisity, playing solo on an interesting version of 'Orange Blossom Special'
Date: Monday May 28th (Bank Holiday)
Venue: THE HYST, 218 High Street, Swansea, SA1 1PE, 01792 654366
Concert Time: 6:30pm (sharp)
SNACKS/FINGER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE ALL AFTERNOON, PRE-CONCERT (HYST Coffee & Kitchen will be open through from the day-time) & AT INTERMISSION.
Telephone THE HYST on 01792 654366. Advance payment is needed, so please pop by before the concert date (have some lunch or a coffee & cake at HYST Coffee & Kitchen!) or contact us to make other arrangements.
Online booking & payment, here... https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/499217
PLEASE NOTE: There will be no refunds for ticket cancellations unless capacity is reached & tickets can be sold on to new guests.