Alan Bearman Music

Leveret

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Fri 15 Mar, 20:00
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About

Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England's finest folk musicians.  Andy Cutting (button accordion), Sam Sweeney (fiddle) and Rob Harbron (concertina) are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments.  Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity.  Their playing is relaxed and natural, drawing audiences in and inviting them to share in music that is truly spontaneous and yet deeply timeless.

Leveret's music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new.  With their albums New Anything and In The Round and over a long string of sell-out gigs, the trio have built a strong reputation as consummate musicians and captivating performers.  Their most recent album Inventions features entirely original material that brings Leveret’s trademark groove, energy and intuitive playing to bear on a set of new tunes composed by the trio. 

Fiddler Sam Sweeney was the 2015 BBC Folk Awards Musician of the Year, directs the National Youth Folk Ensemble and is known for his work in Bellowhead, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, The Full English and his own Made In The Great War project.  Melodeon genius Andy Cutting, a four-time BBC Folk Awards Best Musician, is a compelling solo performer and currently works with Blowzabella, Topette, June Tabor, and Roger Daltry.  Concertina wizard Rob Harbron leads the English Acoustic Collective summer school and is known for his work with The Full English (Best Group and Best Album BBC Folk Awards 2014), Emma Reid, Jon Boden and others.

Ticket information

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Reviews

  • “Classy players … their intuitive way with tunes is glorious”

    Mojo
  • “You won't find English folk music played better than this”

    Radio 2
  • “This is all about the joy of playing and the intoxicating thrill of three masters of their craft …The feel-good warmth they generate is palpable.”

    Colin Irwin, fROOTS

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

Box office is open at South Street Arts Centre on performance days one hour before the show (subject to availability)

Phone lines open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm

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