SEE one of the most popular duos in English Folk music next week in Crewkerne.

Belshazzar’s Feast start with traditional folk music, a touch of classical and jazz, a bit of pop and music hall and finish off with wry humour.

Now in their twenty-fourth year together, Paul Sartin and Paul Hutchinson of Belshazzar’s Feast bring a wealth of talent to the stage.

Paul Sartin is a former member of the multi-BBC Radio 2 Award-winning big band Bellowhead and a current member of pioneering folk trio Faustus who formed the core band in The Transports, the revival and reworking of Peter Bellamy’s ballad opera playing to full houses across the country.

Paul Hutchinson is the founding member of the innovative and progressive folk band, The Playford Liberation Front. His highly successful folk trio Hoover the Dog morphed into the Pagoda Project. Their debut album Clarion received 5 star reviews in Songlines and FRoots and most of the tracks were Paul’s compositions.

He refers to his style as ‘classical folk’ and there are more projects in the pipeline featuring string and wind ensembles.

Belshazzar’s Feast received a coveted nomination for the Best Duo Award at the 2010 BBC Folk Awards.

They are also regulars at folk festivals across the summer, with touring including a popular annual Christmas tour of seasonal songs and tunes.

They have released a series of critically acclaimed albums across their career, the latest being The Whiting’s On The Wall, a live album recorded over the course of two concerts at The Pound in Corsham.

2019 also sees a renewal of their partnership with Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts.

You can see Belshazzar’s Feast at The Speedwell Hall in Crewkerne on May 10 at 7:30pm. Tickets cost £12.

To book or to find out more please call 07877 206124.