Brooks Williams and Aaron Catlow – Sunday 23rd June 2024

“Magnificent! A pairing made in heaven!” – At The Barrier

“If it looks easy to accomplish something complex and difficult, then you are in the presence of excellence” – Folk London

“Absolutely wonderful!” – Mike Harding

Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow bring soaring Trans-Atlantic melodies and bluesy-folk brilliance to the time-honoured guitar and fiddle tradition. These two are masters of their respective instruments. This inspired pairing has been gathering praise from the likes of “Songlines,” “Folk Radio UK,” and “Penny Black Music,” among others, and delighting audiences from festivals like Ely, Middlewich, Raunds and venues like Stoller Hall and The Atkinson, who stated their concert was “one of the best nights ever.” A chance meeting on tour in The Netherlands led to the two collaborating on two recordings in as many years. The magic is evident from the start.

“Ghost Owl” is first in 2021. A collection of guitar & fiddle duets written for, and inspired by, the barn owl, “Ghost Owl” is shortlisted ‘Instrumental Album Of The Year’ by Fatea. The sound, says “Songlines,” recalls the style of “Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick….Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.” “Ready For The Times” follows in 2022 and showcases the depth and breath of their musical vocabulary. With two voices, an acoustic guitar and a fiddle, these two show just how versatile they can be.

Aaron Catlow is a master violinist and half of the Bristol-based duo Hawes And Catlow, with guitarist-singer Kit Hawes. He is also the fiddler in UK festival favourite Sheelanagig. Catlow’s other credits including playing with Grammy Award-nominated Yola, Mad Dog Mcrea and Afro Celt Sound System.

Cambridge UK-based, Georgia US-born, Brooks Williams has a long-standing solo career in both North America and the UK and is also known for his adventurous collaborations with the likes of Dan Walsh, Sloan Wainwright, Boo Hewerdine and Rab Noakes, among others. He is named one of WUMB-FM Boston’s Top 100 All-Time Artists. Fatea refers to him as “one of those select few ‘how on earth does he do it?!’ artists.”

The music of Brooks Williams and Aaron Catlow, says Folk Radio UK, is “a thing of beauty” (Folk Radio).

Doors will be open from 6.30pm. An optional two course supper is available from 6.30pm with desserts served during the interval – please book your supper at the same time as buying your ticket for the performance (vegan, vegetarian, GF, DF and carnivorous diets catered for).

Music from 7.30pm

Please note: All tickets include a 5% booking fee.

Click to see a typical Folk at the Froize Menu

Two courses - Main course served from 6.30pm. Puddings served during the interval.

MAINS

  • The ‘Suffolk’ Beef Burger
  • Mushroom Stroganoff
  • Aubergine, Spinach and Sweet Potato Curry
  • Katsu Chicken Curry!
  • Slow cooked Beef with bacon, mushrooms, and Guinness 

All served with basmati rice apart from the burger, which is served with chips and all the trimmings.

PUDDINGS 

  • Our very tipsy! Sherry Trifle
  • Panna Cotta with Raspberries
  • Sticky-Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce
  • Sunken Chocolate Pudding with Chocolate Sauce
  • Mango sorbet

We try and cater for a variety of dietary requirements by offering a choice to include vegan, vegetarian, coeliac and lactose intolerant types – Oh! and carnivores too!

All our food is served on & with re-cyclable or compostable plates/cutlery.

£17.85£34.65