Contemporary folk musician Finn Collinson will be heading out on a nine-date English venue tour starting in February. Together with his talented band, Finn will introduce new material, along with favourites from critically-acclaimed studio albums ‘The Threshold’ (2022) and ‘Call To Mind’ (2019).
Although fundamentally folk in approach, Finn often draws on elements of historical music to sculpt his distinctive sound. Traditional folk tunes meet melodies from 17th and 18th century composers from the ‘classical’ realm, shaken up in striking new arrangements and brought up to date with Finn’s own compositions and trademark recorder style. It’s far from the recorder you were forced to play in school, though, Collinson’s tone creates a soundscape that is far beyond ‘hot cross buns’.
Joined by two of English folk’s most in-demand musicians, Evan Carson (bodhran, percussion) and Archie Churchill-Moss (accordion, guitar), Finn and his band produce a pioneering sound, with a respectful eye on the past, but a firm grounding in the present. Finn’s music transcends expectations of both folk and early music, creating a captivating and wonderfully varied live show.
Finn is honoured to be part of a growing generation of creative young players on the English folk scene and is humbly considered one of the genre’s foremost innovators on his chosen instrument of the recorder. Formerly shortlisted for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, Finn also performs with the busy ceilidh band Stroma and is in high demand as a session musician, composer and workshop leader.
Finn reflects on the upcoming tour: “These will be my only venue shows with the band in 2024, so I really hope we’ll have some full houses to make it a very special tour. It’s a privilege to be able to share this music, and I’m so excited to be hitting the road again with my dear pals Evan and Archie. I can’t wait!”
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