Oysterband at Grand Pavilion

Oysterband''Photo by Judith Burrows
Oysterband''Photo by Judith Burrows

Music fans are in for a real treat when Oysterband perform a concert at The Grand Pavilion, Matlock Bath, on Friday, September 26.

Oysterband make a kind of modern, folk-based British music, and describe themselves as ‘acoustic at heart but not always quiet’.

For close to four decades now, Oysterband have wowing audiences and music lovers from far and wide with their top recordings and enthralling live performances.

At first purely a dance band, they soon started experimenting with radical arrangements of traditional songs and with home recording, and put out four lo-fi albums in the early 80s.

In 2003 they were honoured to receive the Good Tradition award at the BBC Folk Awards, and in 2005 (as Oysterband’s Big Session) were named Best Group.

In recent years, they have consciously tried to evolve their songwriting beyond the clichés of the ‘Celtic’ style, and have also re-explored the pleasures of completely acoustic playing.

Tickets for the gig cost £18 in advance and £20 on the door and are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, We Got Tickets, See Tickets and in person at The Mining Museum in Matlock Bath, Matlock Music Shop and Cromford Post Office.

The gig is all-standing and doors open at 7.30pm. The Grand Pavilion’s bars will be open, featuring guest real ale and cider.