Pete Coe at Folk at the Maltings, St Albans

10:17 27 February 2014

Pete Coe

Pete Coe


Multi-talented musician Pete Coe, will be performing at the next Folk at the Maltings series concert next Friday, March 7.

Described by BBC Radio 2 as a ‘one man folk industry’ Pete has been a professional musician since 1971, playing at festivals, concerts, clubs, dances and schools throughout Britain, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and the USA .

During the 1970s he toured and recorded with Chris Coe, was a member of the New Victory Band and together with Nic Jones, Tony Rose and again, Chris Coe, he was a member of Bandoggs.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s he toured and recorded with Red Shift but since 1985 he has mainly worked as a soloist and earned an enviable reputation.

He has a distinctive voice as well as playing the bouzouki, the mountain dulcimer, banjo and the melodeon. He is also a country dance caller, creator and band musician.

At the concert which is being held at 8pm in the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans, support will be provided by New Roots finalists, Broken Boat.

Comprising songwriter Daniel Bahrami, Jerome Maree on drums and multi-instrumentalists Brendan Kearney and Jess Hart, their sound caught the attention of Bob Harris who featured them several times on BBC Radio 2.

Their growing reputation has led to bookings at a multitude of venues and festivals in the UK and into Europe.

Tickets cost £10, with concessions for students, children and the unwaged at £8. They can be bought on the door or in advance online at, by phone on 0844 870 0887 or in person at St Albans Tourist & Information Centre.


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