Town Hall Live kick off their 2022 programme on Friday 21st January, when they welcome Wakefield band The HuncH to Kirton. The HuncH are Mick Doonan on pipes, flute, piccolo and lead vocals, Bob Thomas on cahon, harmonica and lead vocals, Chris Hanks on acoustic guitar and Tony Bacon on keyboards, accordion and backing vocals. They play a variety of folk, Americana, Latin and popular songs, with a generous dash of humour between songs.
The HuncH are a collective with a ready wit and an easy rapport with audiences that ensures any concert goes with a swing and a smile. Their repertoire includes songs by artists as diverse as Dire Straits, Richard Thompson, Joan Osborne, Carlos Santana and Vin Garbutt, all delivered in their own inimitable style.
Support will come from Hull singer / songwriter Ellie Pollard, who has a stunning voice and engaging personality. In November she won the public vote at The Great British Folk Festival’s ‘Introducing’ stage, the reward for which is a main stage appearance in 2022.
Then on 11th February, The Matthew Baartmans Conspiracy from Holland headline. One half of the duo is Iain Matthews, who grew up in Scunthorpe and worked for Jack Tighes in Kirton on leaving school. He left for London in 1967 and was a founding member of Fairport Convention before forming Matthews Southern Comfort in 1970. Ian went on to forge a successful solo career in America and played in Plainsong for several years, as well as in other collaborations. In 2010 he resurrected MSC with Dutch musicians and during lockdown teamed up with fellow MSC member BJ Baartmans. BJ is one of Europe’s best lead guitarists. The duo released their new album ‘Distant Chatter’ and accompanying EP ‘Close Call’ in September 2021.
Tickets for both concerts can be purchased from Londis (Kirton), from Brian on 01652 649230 or email@example.com or from www.wegottickets.com. They are priced at £12.50 for The HuncH and £14.50 for The Matthews Baartmans Conspiracy.