Kitty MacFarlane *

Kitty MacFarlane *

12th March 2018

This young Somerset-based singer-songwriter's blessed with a strong identity: a confident singing voice and a compelling writing style deriving inspiration from growing up in the south-west, allied to a talent for finding wider significance in everyday experiences.

An outstanding debut’ froots magazine Kitty made the semi-final of the BBC Young Folk Award in 2015 and was then awarded a creative bursary from the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) for a songwriting project of her own devising.

Collaborating with the likes of Sam Kelly, Jamie Francis and Ciaran Algar she is part of the wave of new young talent to hit the folk scene.


Capstan Full Strength have been singing songs of the sea, land and work since 1998. Founded at Ipswich Maritime Festival by two salty landlocked pirates – Adrian Brown along with the late Chris Gorniak, ‘Capstan’ have been entertaining audiences at Maritime festivals and sailing events throughout Europe, including France, Holland, Poland, Norway and Ireland and the UK.

With a powerful ‘broadside’ of sound, Capstan offer incredible volume coupled with amazing harmonies.The current line up is six crew members; each with a wide repertoire of traditional songs.

Three of the members are virtuoso squeezebox players and often accompany the songs with nautical and traditional folk tunes.

Tickets £11 / £10 concessions.
Doors open 7.45pm.

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