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CHRIS FOSTER@The Goose Is Out! june11

GUEST,flapjackdavey 26 May 10 - 10:29 AM
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Subject: CHRIS FOSTER@The Goose Is Out! june11
From: GUEST,flapjackdavey
Date: 26 May 10 - 10:29 AM

Chris Foster - Upstairs at the Mag smileys with beer

Friday 11 June . The Magnolia 211 Lordship Lane .London SE22 8HA
Doors open 8pm . £6/5( floorsingers and those who haven't got income from a job )

We are very excited to have got Chris to agree to come to the Mag, as he is based in Iceland these days, so it is a bit of a long trip to East Dulwich!

Chris Foster is a master of his trade. Alongside Nic Jones, Dick Gaughan and June Tabor, he established himself in the 1970's as one finest interpreters of the traditional ballads of the British Isles

Chris has a distinctive voice. He provides guitar accompaniments that range from fine filigree lines to beautifully paced punchy, rhythmic counterpoint harmony, weaving words and music together to complement the action of the story. He has an engaging enthusiasm for his music that draws the audience into his performance.

'As one who has witnessed the development of 'English' guitar accompaniment to traditional songs, I have always ranked Chris as one of our most exciting interpreters…. My old vinyl copies of his 2 Topic albums remain precious.Chris remains a consummate artist.'Graham Lobb – The Living Tradition.

'His is one of the most distinctive voices in English folk music, totally sure and engaging, with some of the most accomplished and sensitive guitar accompaniments that you are likely to hear. A mesmeric performer.' Vic Smith - The Folk Diary

For more info about Chris and all our future gigs take a look at

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