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New season of live music kicks off in award-winning style
A multi-award-winning folk duo is to kick off a new season of live music in the Staffordshire borough of Tamworth this April. Ninebarrow, who have been entertaining audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition, will be performing their In Concert special at St Francis Church, Leyfields, in Tamworth on Saturday 27 April 27. Tamworth Borough Council's Arts and Events team have been working hard to create a new and varied line up of shows and acts for local families and visitors to enjoy over the coming months. This includes performances as part of the ongoing Touring Theatre project, more Assembly Rooms on Tour - taking some of the theatre's favourite performers out into community locations - and popular seasonal outdoor events.

Folk duo Ninebarrow will be performing in Tamworth

Ninebarrow have previously been nominated for a coveted BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, having been described as sounding 'like two halves of one voice' and 'absolutely amazing'. Musicians Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. As well as crafting unique and engaging original material, the duo also take a wide range of traditional folk songs and re-work them in their own distinctive way. Tickets for their concert at St Francis Church, which starts at 7.30pm, are priced at £8 and can be obtained by calling 01827 65926. Refreshments, including real ale, cider and wine, will be available to purchase during the interval.

Tamworth Assembly Rooms
How the refurbished Tamworth Assembly Rooms will look

Tamworth Arts and Events team have put together a packed programme of entertainment while the town's historic Tamworth Assembly Rooms undergoes a major refurbishment. People are invited to follow the Assembly Rooms Development Blog and also view a touring exhibition as it makes its way across various locations in Tamworth. Full information can be found at: In addition, full information on all future events, including ticket details, can also be found online by visiting
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Why? Award-winning folk duo kick off new season of live music
When: Saturday 27 April
Phone: 01827 65926
Where: St Francis Church, Masefield Drive, Leyfields, Tamworth B79 8JB
Cost: Tickets cost £8
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