Date(s) - 27/03/2020
19:30 - 22:00
New Unity, Newington Green Unitarian Church. 39A Newington Green, N16 9PR.
Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are two of the most celebrated singers to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years. They make music that sounds both ancient and contemporary, weaving together tight harmony singing, sensitive instrumentation, and a powerful social conscience.
“To be a great folk singer, you have to be a great storyteller, as Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are clearly aware. The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists.” (The Guardian)
This March the duo will be appearing at select venues across England, touring their set of original and traditional folk songs.
Their third album ‘Many a Thousand’ was released in 2018 to widespread critical acclaim. They were nominated for a BBC Folk Award and were named as a Top of the World album of 2018 in Songlines Magazine. It cemented Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith’s reputation as two of the most exciting musicians and social commentators on the British folk scene.
A crucial element to Jimmy and Sid’s partnership is a shared world-view – sustainability, traditional crafts and living in tune with the land. Prior to becoming professional musicians they both worked in the environmental sector and are still heavily involved in working to improve our relationship with the natural world. This shared passion deeply informs their music.
“There’s something compellingly timeless about Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith – both live and on this beautifully realised CD. Hailed in some quarters for their ability to evoke the spirit of the folk scene’s past, the pair (more importantly) challenge the complacency of it’s present. Dig the new breed. (fRoots)