Ciaran Algar and Greg Russell
Saturday 9 December 2017
Children go for £1* We want to encourage families to enjoy the live music experience together, so we are now offering tickets to under-17s for just £1 when booked with an adult paying full price (at select gigs).
Another year of great live music is coming to an end and we're topping it off with the wonderful Ciaran Algar and Greg Russell, playing live on Saturday 9 December.
Two time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after the joining of the pair, the duo were signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 released their debut album, The Queen’s Lover. Numerous tours followed as the duo developed and honed their stage craft, becoming one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene.
“The press coverage and folk club reports have been glowing and rightly so” (R2 Magazine).
In January 2013, the pair picked up the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award. Following the award win, Russell and Algar toured the country in April and, after completing school and University Exams in May, began touring again at the beginning of June - a schedule which saw them play venues and festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport’s Cropredy Convention as well as appearing live on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Show.
After recording their second album in the November of 2013, again with Fellside, Russell and Algar received the Horizon Award for Best Breakthrough Act at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The second album, The Call, was then released in July receiving 5 Stars in fRoots, 4 Stars in both R2 Magazine and The Telegraph and a host of other brilliant reviews, Bright Young Folk describing it as an “outstanding show of maturity” with “enormous promise”.
The duo come from musical households and both began to develop their musical skills long before joining forces. Algar, originally a member of TRI became All Ireland Champion, and All Britain Champion on numerous occasions before the age of 16 and Russell had begun a career as a solo musician supporting acts such as Karine Polwart and Lau, amongst others.
This gig will round off a year of great live music, particularly folk, at Florence in 2017, with more to come in 2018.
In the past 12 months we've had visits from Ewan McLennan, Basco, Tannahill Weavers, Himmerland, Chapin-Wickwar, Red Dirt Skinners, Tryckster, The Black Guards, Evie Ladin & Keith Terry, Sullivan & Gold and Luke Jackson... cementing Florence's place as the home of great folk music in West Cumbria.
Don't miss Ciaran and Greg in the most atmospheric venue in the region!