Vin Garbutt plus Support
The Vale Earth Fair and Guernsey Folk Club join forces to present an evening with Vin Garbutt, plus support from Esther Rose Parkes, Blue Mountains, and Phil Capper. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets are £12.00 in advance from here. Otherwise it will be £15.00 on the door.
Vin Garbutt’s career has spanned over 40 years of constant worldwide touring, which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk. His songs were inspired by the folk tradition at the beginning of his career, and they still are, but have transformed into gritty social comment and life observations. He is renowned for his hilarious intros but for him his song lyrics are the crux of his performance.
Throughout the 70's Vin's reputation grew rapidly until he became one of the most sought after performers on the folk scene. The development of his 'Act' took in songs of the past and his own material, his introductions became more and more zany and funny, and his brilliant tin-whistle playing never ceased to amaze. "Half the fun on some of his numbers is spotting the story he has told you in the song he is singing" - to quote one review. Nominated for numerous awards, Vin was the winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Live Act" for 2001
Vin has always toured alone but in recent years Vin has had to get used to being followed everywhere by a camera. Film maker Craig Hornby spent three years following Vin around the world for his documentary “Teesside Troubadour” a film about Vin’s life and work. Here’s what Craig has to say about Vin:
“He is a legend of English folk music. His trademark blend of traditional reels, passionate protest songs and zany patter has won him legions of fans across the world. And he has achieved this, not with any major backing or media profile but with non-stop touring and word of mouth.”
“Every budding singer-songwriter please take note: attending a Vin Garbutt concert is now mandatory before your first public performance. Garbutt is the undisputed master of communicating with an audience.” Penguin Eggs magazine. Canada