From: F.Moran [F_dot_Moran_at_kent_dot_ac_dot_uk]
Sent: 22 May 2009 16:24
Subject: Lau - Gulbenkian

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Saturday 6 June 7.45pm

Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury


Kris Drever – Guitar and Vocals

Martin Green – Accordion

Aidan O’Rourke – Fiddle


Lau won Best Group in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2009 again, they also won it in 2008!


Lau are a formidable trio of three of the finest and most innovative exponents of modern traditional music in Britain today. Lau’s now infamous live shows are a must-see experience with an energy and musicianship which is spellbinding. Their debut album Lightweights and Gentlemen was on Reveal Records in March 2007 and has received considerable acclaim.


In the last two years Lau have gone from exciting new boys to undisputed kingpins of the current UK folk scene. Their stratospheric rise seems set to continue as a crammed touring season in 2009 takes Lau’s ferociously impressive live show around the world.


Aidan O'Rourke - is an incredible fiddle player and composer from Oban and was recently voted Instrumentalist of the Year 2006 at the Scots Trad Music Awards. Numerous successful commissions include `Mantra Alba', welcoming the Dalai Lama to Scotland. Aidan's acclaimed album Sirius was released in 2006.


Kris Drever- A native of Kirkwall, Orkney, Kris' distinctive guitar style and singing voice have brought him much attention in recent years. His debut album as a solo artist, Black Water was nominated for two BBC Folk Awards, winning the The Horizon Award.  Kris also plays in The Kate Rusby Band and Session A9.


Martin Green is a well known face both sides of the border. He has played with many of the great exponents of folk and traditional music including Joan Baez, Kathryn Tickell, Linda Thompson, and a long-term collaboration with Eliza Carthy culminating in a duo album "Dinner" released to great acclaim in 2001.

“For once you can believe the hype” - The Scotsman


Tickets £15


Booking Office 01227 769075

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Frances Moran
Marketing Manager
Gulbenkian Theatre
University of Kent
01227 827956