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Isle of Wight to host folk music evening

Mon 30 Jan 2012

Isle of Wight to host folk music evening

Folk music fans may be tempted to book Isle of Wight holidays in order to attend an event that is set to be held on the island.

Dave Ellis and Boo Howard will be travelling to the island to perform at Quay Arts in Newport on March 2nd, with the show having been organised by fan Jack Jones for his 60th birthday.

According to a report by the Isle of Wight County Press, Mr Jones will also have the duo play at his birthday party on the night after the gig.

"The pair are a hugely respected and admired acoustic duo of 30-odd years' standing, with seven albums to their credit," said Mr Jones, who noted it is the first time Ellis and Howard have been to the Isle of Wight.

He added: "I was in a group of people who regularly used to go to see them and we became friends along the way. I thought who better to play on the island?"

A poll once named Ellis as one of the five best guitarists in the world and he was even ranked above Jimmy Page, as well as appearing on television shows such as The Old Grey Whistle Test, pointed out Mr Jones.

Ellis also opened for the Edgar Broughton Band at the Roundhouse and Rod Stewart at Reading Festival and has played at top London music venues such as the Marquee and the Lyceum.

Other shows lined up for the next few months by Howard and Ellis include a performance at Wivenhoe Folk Club on Thursday (February 2nd) and gigs at Lechlade River Folk, Friday Folk and Hitchin Folk Club in the spring.

However, the event at Quay Arts is set to be the only chance fans get to see the duo play on the Isle of Wight for the foreseeable future, as they have no other scheduled gigs on the island in 2012.

Posted by Louise ParkesADNFCR-3083-ID-801278528-ADNFCR

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