Hailing from Lincolnshire and East Anglia respectively, Mossy Christian and Megan Wisdom perform traditional English folk songs, unaccompanied or supported by a variety of instruments. With songs from traditional singers such as Cyril Poacher, Sam Larner, and Oscar Woods, influenced by revival era performers such as Peter Bellamy, Anne Briggs and Nic Jones. There are instrumental tunes too, with one row melodeon and saxophone complementing the mix. Mossy and Megan are part of a living tradition, carrying the music forward into the future, never boring, and always eager to share the joy which has been passed on to them throughout their musical lives.
Described as ‘One of the true new custodians of the tradition’ by Bright Young Folk, Lincolnshire based musician and singer Mossy Christian released his debut solo album Come Nobles and Heroes in 2020. He has since been winning the hearts of audiences up and down the country. ‘Christian brings passion and knowledge to his interpretations that is perhaps unrivalled on the folk scene’ Darren Johnson
Born and bred in Suffolk, Megan Wisdom cultivated her signature warm and simple style in pub sessions, which she has been attending for as long as she can remember. She released her debut EP in 2018, and regularly performs at folk clubs and festivals nationwide whilst fostering her love of research on Newcastle University’s Folk and Traditional Music Degree.
“This smacked me round the face, and made me sit up and listen. What’s the word I’m looking for? Real? Yes, it’s very real! … Bloody love it !!!!” Simon Care (Albion Band, Banter)
This event will last approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, including an interval.
20:00 – 21:10 Performance
21:10 – 21:30 Interval
21:30 – 22:20 Jam session
The artists invite you join them on stage for a jam session after their performance! You’re welcome to join in and bring along any instrument of your choice, no matter your ability.
At the end of the concert and after the interval, those audience members who have brought instruments will be invited to join the performers in Hall Two for an informal session. A space for folk songs, tunes and stories to be shared freely in an inclusive, cross-generational setting where communities can remember, learn and be renewed.
Future Folk is a new programme strand at Kings Place designed to showcase emerging artists creating and reshaping music inspired by folk traditions in new, progressive ways for contemporary audiences. It will initially feature five monthly shows running through the winter of 2023/24, putting these talented musicians centre stage in a time when breakthrough acts can easily become lost in the current economic realities of folk music programming.