Taking the audience on a voyage across the globe with their material, they perform a high-octane, unique blend of home-grown tunes mixed with British, Nordic and European folk music, perfectly formed and embellished with the driving accordion and a mind-boggling array of exotic percussion.
Accordionist Sam Pirt also performs with 422 (previous Radio 2 Folk awards winners) and is a well established musician within the folk circuit. Sam has in the past performed alongside Kathryn Tickell, The Dubliners, Sharon Shannon, Jez Lowe and many others. He is also the founder of Ethno England. Percussionist Gary Hammond has for the past 12 years recorded and toured with The Beautiful South. He has also worked with Nina Simone and as part of many other groups and collaborations within the World, Jazz & Pop genres.
Great music aside, a show from The Hut People is filled to the brim with spontaneity, often hilarious patter and a 110% commitment to their getting-the-crowd-involved ethos.
“the only band to have been asked back 3 times consecutively – because they’re so good!” Swaledale Festival
Date/ Time: Thursday 24th November 2011
Venue: The Harlequin Theatre, Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale
Tickets: £7 Adult, £5 Concession, £22 Family
Bookings: Helen Baines on 015242 71275 or