Jump and jig with joy for a night of folk fun

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A genre defying band will play a mix of roots, blues and country in the latest Banbury Folk Club night.

The Jigantics appear at the event on Wednesday September 28 and organisers say their music will make you laugh, cry, jump and jig with joy.

The band aim to send their audience home with a smile after an evening of upbeat and uplifting music. But as each gig unfolds the journey includes several stops on the way to experience heartbreak, show stopping ballads, and thought provoking lyrics.

Marion Fleetwood couples exquisite vocals with soaring fiddle while every member, including drummer/percussionist Martin Fitzgibbon, contributes harmonies and occasionally lead vocals to the mix.

The instruments get passed around with Mark Cole swopping squeeze boxes for mandolin and Lyndon Webb stand up base for acoustic guitar. Yet another gem is the virtuoso slide guitar playing of Rick Edwards.

The Jigantics will be supported by Acousticana. Braham Levy and David Menday have been singing together for many years now. Playing a mix of music from a variety of genres, their interest is in presenting acoustic versions of songs in a new way.

Tickets are £9 for adults and £8 for concessions. To book tickets call 01295 709881 and leave a message and phone number or by messaging Banbury Folk Club on Facebook. The club meets every Wednesday at the Banbury Cross Inn. The music starts at 8pm.