Folk star comes to town

Chris Wood.
Chris Wood.
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He’s been described as one of our finest songwriters and the most original singer-songwriter to have emerged from the British folk scene since Richard Thompson.

Now fans at More Music will get to see what all the fuss is about when Chris Wood performs live there this Saturday (November 9).

Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, Wood’s song writing has been praised for its surgical clarity, and for its political commentary on English life.

During his career, Chris has collaborated with the likes of Billy Bragg, Martin Carthy and Eliza Carthy, and has recently completed a 50-date tour with Joan Armatrading.

He has won many awards, including Folk Singer of the Year in 2009 and 2011 at the BBC2 Folk Awards, also winning Song of the Year at the latter ceremony.

His latest album ‘None The Wiser’ has been highly praised in the national press, with glowing reviews from the Independent, The Sunday Express, Time Out, The Guardian and Mojo magazine, where it was named Album of the Month.

Support will come from Preston based group The Susie Jones Band and Flutes & Co from the Lake District.

More Music will also host a Folk Workshop Day earlier in the day from 10am until 4pm, also to be held at the Hothouse on Devonshire Road in Morecambe.

This is an opportunity to learn how to play folk music with guidance from experienced musicians, covering guitar, voice, fiddle and bodran.

The workshop is open to 12 years and above and costs £15 (£12 concessions and £9 under 18s).

This event is in association with Lancashire Music Hub and Folkus.

Participants of the workshop are eligible for £6 concessionary price tickets for the Chris Wood gig.

The gig itself starts at 8pm. Tickets cost £8 (6 concessions) in advance. To book your place on the Folk Workshop Day or for information on Chris Wood tickets please call 01524 831 997 or email