Doors: 7pm - Support act: 7.15pm - Main act: 8pm
Tickets: £15 - Available from www.musicattheunicorn.org.uk or
Mostly Books, 36 Stert Street, Abingdon, OX14 3JP (cash only)
It’s 45 years since Liege & Lief almost single-handedly created the genre folk-rock. Since then, that simple marriage of traditional music and electric instruments had been suborned and sidetracked, dissected and documented, Oystered, Albioned and Steeleyed. Time for a fresh approach. Enter TRADarrr.
They start with precision percussion, searingly tasteful guitars, melodic basses and fiery fiddles that one associates with the genre. But in addition, one finds brass in truly British styles – the dazzling brightness of Purcell, the oomph of Elgar, the emotive richness of a Yorkshire brass band soloist. Also we get hints of jazz, trad and modern, and even the occasional mariachi riff, string sections, and countless astute references to a long legacy of pop and rock in its many forms.