Winter Wilson are back for another live date in Belper

Winter Wilson are live at the Queen's Head in Belper this week. Picture: G Whitmore
Winter Wilson are live at the Queen's Head in Belper this week. Picture: G Whitmore
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Acclaimed folk duo Winter Wilson return to Belper next week with a performance at the Queen’s Head.

It was barely five months ago when Winter Wilson stole the show at last year’s Derby Folk Festival.

There were other big names on the main stage that night but Winter Wilson’s blend of crafted song writing and soaring harmonies was rapturously received.

Now, with a new album Ashes and Dust, Winter Wilson are back on the road confirming that they must be the hardest-working duo on the acoustic music scene.

Their last album, Cutting Free was deservedly a breakthrough record featuring in The Daily Telegraph’s top 10 for 2014.

It tackled a range of subject matter from WWI to relationships and natural disasters.

Dave Wilson is now being recognised as one of the region’s finest contemporary song writers.

A great wordsmith, his songs are sometimes challenging, often lyrical, but always poetic and have been widely covered, including Storm Around Tumbledown recorded by Vin Garbutt, amongst many others.

And Kip Winter’s vocals deliver power and emotion with more than a hint of her jazz and classical training.

However, in spite of their accomplished recordings, they are at their best in a live setting and have never failed to deliver on their visits to Belper.

With their fine songs, harmonies and spontaneous humour, a Winter Wilson gig is always a night to remember and this latest Belper visit should be no different.

Support on this occasion is a solo set from Carol Hodges probably more familiar as the keyboards player from Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life.

The gig is on Saturday, March 12 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from the venue or by emailing mjones572@hotmail.co.uk