FRIDAY 13th October is lucky for folk fans around Whitchurch in Hampshire, as Faustus ends its current tour at the village hall in founder Paul Sartin’s home town.
The pioneering bloke-folk trio released the EP Slaves earlier this year, hot on the heels of their acclaimed album Death and Other Animals. During 2016 Faustus were artists in residence at Halsway Manor in Somerset, where they had access to the Manor’s extensive library and where the album was recorded.
The band, well established on the English folk scene, is made up of three versatile English folk musicians – Paul Sartin (whose CV includes Bellowhead and Belshazzar’s Feast), Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead and the Seth Lakeman Band) and Saul Rose (Waterson: Carthy, Whapeazel and War Horse).
Faustus also took part in the recent production and tour of The Transports, telling tales of exile and migration and dubbed the folk music event of 2017. (It’s coming to Yeovil Octagon in 2018!)
For detail of the Whitchurch gig, visit www.grizzlyfolk.com/whitchurch-folk-club