Full English feast of historic folk

The Full English folk group'Picture by  Elly Lucas ANL-141017-132703001
The Full English folk group'Picture by Elly Lucas ANL-141017-132703001
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Music drawn early 20th century folk will feature in The Full English’s concert at The Apex next week.

Full English is also the name of a project delivered by the English Folk Dance and Song Society drawing together the most important early 20th century collections into the most comprehensive searchable database of British folk songs, tunes, dances and customs in the world.

Last year, folk singer and scholar Fay Hield was invited to assemble this group of musicians to record The Full English album, with material based on the archive.

In February 2014, The Full English won a double at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; Best Group and Album of the Year, with Fay Hield also gaining a nomination for Folk Singer of the Year.

The band comprises Fay Hield with singer and fiddle player Nancy Kerr, singer/songwriter Seth Lakeman, guitarist Martin Simpson, double bassist Ben Nicolls and musicians Rob Harbron and Sam Sweeney.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, October 29, 8pm. Tickets £20/£22 01284 758000 www.theapex.co.uk