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Glymjack

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Glymjack are pleased to announce they will be playing at St Neots Folk Club at The Priory Centre, St Neots on Tuesday January 8th 2019, 8pm.

Glymjack are an English folk act led by acclaimed Cambridgeshire singer-songwriter Greg McDonald; and featuring Show of Hands legends Phil Beer and Steve Knightley, and Sam Kelly percussionist Evan Carson, the debut album Light the Evening Fire has swept the folk world, with airplay across BBC Radio declaring Glymjack “as good as contemporary folk comes” and the accompanying video being viewed 50,000 times on Facebook.

Live, Greg is joined in an acoustic duo line-up by fiddle virtuoso Gemma Gayner, expanding to a trio with bassist Dickon Collinson, delivering a high energy, harmony-rich set of hard-hitting original songs and English folk tunes, which has brought the house down at Cambridge Folk Festival and Broadstairs Folk Week.

The line-ups tour the UK throughout 2019, while Glymjack unveil a six piece festival band line up at Rochester Sweeps Festival in May.

Away from Glymjack, Greg plays in The Phil Beer Band and has composed music for films including Alan Partridge. Greg’s award-winning songs have been called “genius” (Rolling Stone), “inspired” (The Times) and “captivating” (Q magazine).

The word “Glymjack” is Victorian criminal underworld slang for a street child who led strangers through the streets of London at night with a lantern. Previously described as “a dynamic, fiddle driven force to be reckoned with” (Maverick), or simply “brilliant folk music” (fRoots), Glymjack’s music is pitched somewhere between the gritty Americana of Nebraska-era Bruce Springsteen and the string-laden indie-folk of Blue Rose Code.

To purchase tickets to the January gig, tickets are  £10 for non-members, £8 members and available from www.stneotsfolkclub.co.uk. For more information and the latest tour dates, please visit www.glymjack.com.