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The Best of English Folk Music at The Boileroom Guildford

Updated: Sep 2, 2023

Special double bill with award-winning musician Andy Cutting and exciting new duo Owen Spafford and Louis Campbell


Two images, one of Andy Cutting sitting on a chair in front of a metal gate. He is supporting a diatonic accordion on his left leg. The second image is of Owen Spafford and Louis Campbell leaning on the sill of a large casement window. They are both drinking a mug of tea each holding the mugs up to their lips.

Friday, 9th December 2022 at 7:30 pm (doors 7:00 pm)

The Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields, Guildford GU1 4LS


Folk music lovers will be treated to two amazing acts for the price of one. Be among the first to hear the talented duo Owen Spafford and Louis Campbell as they embark on their first UK tour to launch their debut album ‘You, Golden’ released on 4 November. A solo performance by Andy Cutting, 3-times winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Best Musician, promises to make this a truly special evening. Andy is a warm and emotive performer, modestly engaging his audiences with his self-deprecating wit and then flooring them with downright staggering musicianship.


What to expect: “Beautiful, swirling, modern English folk music,” Mark Radcliffe introducing Owen and Louis’ music on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. Listen on Spotify


Proceeds from the concert will be donated to local arts charity Creative Response.


About the artists


OWEN SPAFFORD (violin) & LOUIS CAMPBELL (guitar)

Owen and Louis' debut album 'You, Golden' manages to orbit many different sound-worlds while staying within the acoustic context of English folk music. As a duo, they distil their love of traditional and experimental music into powerful, intricate and intimate music. Owen is studying composition at the Royal Academy of Music and working with Cosmo Sheldrake. Louis is a member of the Sam Sweeney Band who is supporting Bellowhead’s nation-wide tour in November. https://www.spaffordcampbell.com/

"Two of contemporary folk's brightest prospects." 5* review in RnR Magazine

“Brave, brilliant, deeply musical and creative. Listen to this....” - Martin Simpson


ANDY CUTTING (diatonic button accordion, melodeon)

A musician’s musician (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Winner, Best Musician 2008, 2011, 2016): a soulful and technically outstanding diatonic button accordion player with an ear for a fine tune. Recent tours and performances include solo, Leveret (with Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron), Blowzabella, Topette!!, duo with Anne Niepold, and The Who at Royal Albert Hall. https://www.andy-cutting.co.uk/

“In my musical life I’ve been lucky to work with a few musicians that I would call a genius, Andy Cutting without a doubt is one of these people." - John McCusker


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