Acclaimed musicians Paul Sartin (oboe, violin, swanee whistle and vocals) and Paul Hutchinson (accordion) are notorious for their superlative ability, wit, rapport and depth of experience, creating a concert to remember. Together they have entertained audiences across the UK, Australia and beyond with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes, songs and humour that sends audiences home with a smile.
Live audiences at the duo’s sell-out shows in May and December can look forward to an inspired collection of songs and tunes; stirred into the mix are classical, pop, music-hall and of course traditional folk music, all laced with the duo’s wry humour.
Belshazzar’s Feast have released nine critically acclaimed albums. Their most recent album, ‘The Whiting’s On The Wall’ is ‘one of the most intimate and entertaining live albums I’ve heard.’ (Songlines)
“They can do things with a squeeze-box and an oboe that can break your heart.”
(Independent on Sunday)
“Amidst the jesting and hilarity, they sit as fine an example of traditional English folk music as you’re likely to hear.” (Mike Ainscoe, Bright Young Folk)
“Paul Hutchinson and Paul Sartin play like no-one else you’ve ever heard. Their music is breathtaking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music. But don’t let me give you the impression they’re a lightweight comedy act: they finish the set with a haunting piece of oboe and accordion magic which has the audience spellbound.” (BBC Radio 2 Mike Harding Show online)
Support will be Yorkshire-based Anglo-Hungarian musician, Rakoczy. Singer, piper, recorder player and concertinist, her interest in music ranges from the Renaissance to the present day. Her debut album Frontrunner was nominated for Bright Young Folk Album of the Year 2020, and Fatea Best Newcomer 2020.
'A Tonic amid all the gloom, a smile among the misery, and a very welcome light in the dark' –Fatea