July 3rd, 2017
Sidmouth-born Ewan Wardrop grew up surrounded by the sights and the sounds of the town’s International Folk Festival. From there he developed a keen interest in American and British folk ballads, songs of the British music hall and more recently the songs of his adopted county of Sussex.
A multi-instrumentalist, He has worked all over the world as an actor, dancer and musician and is currently working on a project with Rob Harbron (Leveret), Ben Nicholls (The Full English) and fiddle player Ben Paley.
A love of George Formby led him to write the critically acclaimed play Formby for the Edinburgh festival in 2012 in which he plays the ukulele in Formby’s unmistakable style.
This summer he can be seen acting in Much Ado About Nothing at London’s Globe Theatre as well as dancing with his Morris side The Bo Diddlers.
Hamish Currie hails from the east coast of Scotland, where folk music was always part of the landscape. Having moved south his repertoire is now taken from the traditions on both sides of the border, laced with some original and contemporary material.
He has appeared as the guest artist at clubs from Cumbria to Sussex and featured at countless festivals, including Towersey and Cambridge.
“A skilled guitarist and singer with an infectious sense of humour" - St. Neot's Folk Club
"Hamish's arrangements always cut through the mundane to get straight to the interesting...a Carthy-like precision to his guitar playing.” - George Papavgeris
“An accomplished performer, there was a hearfelt audience response.” - Swanage Festival