Valley Folk Presents...

Saturday Concerts
begin at 7:30 pm

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begin at 2:00 pm

(except where
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Saturday, May 5, 2018 at7:30 pm

Brian Peters



Brian Peters is, according to the UK’s Living Tradition magazine “a top-notch singer and player, also one of the best-researched performers currently doing the rounds, and master of several crafts” while the US folk music magazine Dirty Linen described him as “one of the very best performers in the field of English traditional song and music”. An enthusiastic and strong singer, Peters is also a multi-instrumentalist, known as England’s leading exponent of the Anglo concertina and melodeon (button accordion) as well as a skilled guitarist. With a career which began in the folk clubs of England, he has taken his music to stages all over the world, driven by a deep commitment to the musical traditions of his native country. Peters has for many years played and researched old Northern English country dance music, unearthing tunes from centuries-old manuscripts, at the same time composing new tunes in traditional style, many of which were published in his book Rattle and Roll. With a repertoire of sometimes startling variety, Peters has numerous recordings, from the concertina-centered Anglophilia to the ballad-themed Songs of Trial and Triumph. He is also the accordion player heard regularly on the TV cartoon Spongebob Squarepants!

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