Top musicians appear at church concerts

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker
Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker

A church near Banbury has announced a number of top musicians to appear in a series of concerts taking place over the summer.

A series of acclaimed UK performers will be coming to Marston St Lawrence Church throughout the season.

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, Spiro and The Tindalls are among the acts providing the entertainment.

The biggest name is the duo of Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker. The pair are winners of the BBC Radio 2 folk awards last year.

The duo, whose debut EP for Rough Trade Records was released this month, appear in Marston on Saturday July 2.

The band aim to infuse ageless stories of love and loss with their exquisite command of many instruments.

For further information about the band visit www.josienneclarke.bandcamp.com
They are followed on Saturday August 6 by four-piece band Spiro.

The band’s track The Vapourer has been nominated for the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

This contemporary acoustic ensemble first came together through Bristolʼs folk sessions scene in 1993, trading under the name of The Famous Five. Now, a full 16 years later, theyʼve only just got around to releasing their third album.

To find out more abot the band visit www.spiromusic.com.

The first set of musicians launching the live concers will be The Tindalls on Saturday June 4.

Greatworth’s own family band The Tindalls with Stuart, Paula, Sarah and Kathryn all taking to the stage. have been singing together at folk clubs and pubs from the early 1980’s through to the mid 1990’s

Tickets are now on sale priced £10 for The Tindalls, and £15 for Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, and Spiro.

Those buying tickets online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/marstonconcerts can make a donation to the continuing upkeep of the church, which is Grade 1 listed building, or you can call the Box Office on 01295 713652.

For full details, visit the Marston Concerts 2016 website - www.marstonconcertsdotcom.wordpress.com - where you can see videos of all the performing artists.