Folk duo announce Ely date as part of UK tour

Mike Wilson and Damien Barber

Mike Wilson and Damien Barber - Credit: Archant

Folk duo Damien Barber and Mike Wilson will be performing at Ely Folk Club, in January.

Damien and Mike have more than 40 years experience as performers and will be heading out on the road in 2015 on a tour of folk venues across the UK.

As part of their tour, the pair will be in Ely on January 14.

Raised in Norfolk and heavily influenced by such earlier Norfolk singers as Walter Pardon and Peter Bellamy, Damien is a stylish and distinctive singer, either unaccompanied or using guitar or concertina.

Mike Wilson is the youngest member of the Wilson family, the powerful Teesside singing siblings who have raised the rafters at many a festival or folk club event. His musical heritage is emphatically that of the North East – rural and industrial folk song both traditional and modern.

Damien and Mike have a rich shared repertoire of traditional songs plus the work of modern folk writers such as Bellamy, Ewan MacColl and Mike Waterson

The concert begins at 8pm and takes place at the Old Dispensary, in St Mary’s Street. Tickets, £9 in advance or £10 on the door, are available from 01353 740999 or 01353 664706.