a celebration of friendship, creativity, and the enduring power of music

REPORT FROM folk at the froize – 12th May 2024 BY julie murray

Last night’s performance by Granny’s Attic at the Froize was nothing short of mesmerising. As they celebrated their 15th Anniversary Tour, it was evident that their years of collaboration had forged an extraordinary connection between them. Meeting at secondary school, the trio featuring Lewis Wood on fiddle, George Sansome on guitar, and Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne on Anglo concertina and melodeon, demonstrated an effortless synergy that was captivating to behold.

The setlist was a perfect blend of instrumental and vocal tracks, showcasing the band’s versatility and skill. The first half featured selections from their most recent albums, each piece filled with a sense of freshness and vitality.  During the second half, the band delighted the audience with favourite classics that had the room cheering, clapping and singing along. 

The band’s mastery of their instruments was breathtaking, each playing with precision and passion. The incredible vocal talents added another layer of depth and emotion to their performance with voices that effortlessly intertwined and harmonised.  Every lyric was delivered with conviction, captivating the audience with every note.

Between songs, they regaled the audience with humorous anecdotes from their “Wheels of the World” tour, sharing stories that had everyone laughing and feeling like they were part of the journey. Their natural wit and camaraderie added warmth and intimacy to the evening, creating a sense of connection that extended far beyond the music.

And of course, we can’t overlook the culinary delights provided by David Grimwood. His superb supper selections were the perfect complement to the evening’s entertainment. From slow-cooked local beef ‘lash to mushroom stroganoff and chicken rabbit with leeks, each dish was expertly prepared and bursting with flavour. Accompanied by fresh salads and vegetables, there was something to satisfy every taste preference. And let’s not forget about the irresistible desserts—whether indulging in crumble, profiteroles, or fruit roulade, each sweet treat contributed to an evening of gastronomic pleasure.

The unique venue and setting of the Froize provided the perfect backdrop for Granny’s Attic’s performance.  Their passion for their craft was evident in every note they played, and their genuine affection for each other was infectious. Watching them perform was not just a concert experience—it was a celebration of friendship, creativity, and the enduring power of music. 

Granny’s Attic at Campsea Ash station! – Another day travelling to gigs on public transport.

Julie murray

Guest blogger