- THE ATHENAEUM
- WEDDINGS & EVENTS
- WRITING COMPETITION
FOLK EVENING with Ellie Gaynard and George Boomsma – 5.30 p.m. Concert on Thursday 14th June 2018 in the Newsroom. Bar open. Retiring collection.
Ellie Gaynard is a freelance violinist and violin teacher based in Manchester. She was classically trained and received degrees from the University of Manchester and the RNCM, but grew up surrounded by Celtic folk music. Ellie works with numerous orchestras, chamber ensembles and bands throughout Manchester, Liverpool and London, and is the musical director of Bellow Theatre company, based in Hull. She regularly attends Irish folk sessions and plays for ceilidhs and festivals.
George Boomsma is a progressive folk musician from Northallerton, North Yorkshire. George’s effortless vocals and sensitive guitar playing evoke an intimate atmosphere that silences even the rowdiest of crowds. After George’s highly regarded debut album, released back in Summer 2016 comes his highly anticipated sophomore album, ‘Do Something With The Night’ which was released February 2018.He has supported artists such as ‘Natty’, ‘The Travelling Band’ and ‘Skinny Lister’, been played on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6 Music playlisted and performed at Latitude Festival 2016 on the BBC Introducing stage.
George and Ellie began playing together whilst studying at the University of Manchester, and have performed and recorded both as part of the band Tangletree, and as a duo, for six years.