Folk trio fit as a fiddle for Royston Folk Club gig

Music trio Ragged Staff

Music trio Ragged Staff - Credit: Archant

Its namesake may be a 17th century inn which once sat in a Bedfordshire village, but band Ragged Staff has its feet firmly placed in the 21st century.

The folk trio from Silsoe in Bedfordshire will perform at Royston Folk Club later this month and the group mixes contemporary folk music with traditional tunes, giving the band a wholly unique vibe.

The trio is made up of Caroline Riches on fiddle, Mike Nacey who plays tenor guitar and bouzouki and Ned Lawton on vocals, tin whistle and – rare for any band – the uilleann pipes.

Ned said: “We have played many folk clubs in the area but this will be the first time at Royston and we are very pleased to have been given the opportunity to play our mix of Anglo-Celtic traditional and contemporary songs and tunes to a wider audience.”

The group will play at the folk club in the Old Bull Inn on Friday August 14.

They will perform alongside David Wilson, Martin Kaszak, Mike Excell, Chris Fox and Maden Jeans. The gig will start at 8pm, but get there for 7.

Tickets are £4 and £3 for performers. Under 25s can get a ticket for just £2.

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