Thursday 28th May : Belshazzar’s Feast

A welcome return to the Barn for Belshazzer’s Feast. This is their for a fourth time at the Barn after a gap of precisely 9 years since their last appearance here in May 2011

Belshazzar’s Feast start with traditional folk music, add a touch of classical and jazz, throw in a bit of pop and music hall, and top it off wry humour for a unique live experience. Belshazzar’s Feast received a coveted nomination for the Best Duo Award at the 2010 BBC Folk Awards.

Paul Sartin was a member of the multi-BBC Radio 2 Award-winning big band Bellowhead and is a member of Faustus. Consultant and Director of the Andover Museum Loft Singers, he was an Artist in Residence with Bellowhead at London’s Southbank Centre, is an editor of music publications, and a BASCA-nominated composer whose commissions include works for the Central School of Speech and Drama, the Choir of Somerville College, Oxford and Streetwise Opera.

Paul Hutchinson is the founder member of the innovative and progressive folk band, The Playford Liberation Front. His highly successful folk trio Hoover the Dog has recently morphed into the critically acclaimed Pagoda Project. Paul’s own compositions were published in 2012 (Food For Thought) and a second volume is in the pipeline. He is the resident accordion tutor at Cecil Sharp House and is a seasoned tutor at Folkworks and Halsway Manor, and leads ensemble workshops far and wide.