A lovely evening with a dance workshop to get everyone setup nicely prior to the bal itself, and finishing with an open session.
Emily & the Simons are an Anglo-Belgian Balfolk trio. They met in England’s Peak District, at the folk festival “Skint” and began to perform together professionally soon after. Their music is centred around Emily’s compositions, drawing inspiration from life’s encounters and the energy of the dance-floor.
Their style is highly expressive and improvisatory, full of passion, tenderness and playfulness. With a wide repertoire ranging from exquisite, sensual mazurkas to joyful, driving bourrées, their music transports the imagination, stirs the feet and uplifts the spirit.
- Emily Bowden – UK (fiddle)
- Simon Dumpleton – UK (chromatic accordion)
- Simon Laffineur – Belgium (guitar)
Venue: Shakespeares Pub. 146-148 Gibraltar Street, Sheffield S3 8UB. The pub has a great selection of beers at surprisingly good prices (also hot drinks etc); there’s also a chippie (opposite) or Indian restaurant (a few doors down).