Bluegrass back in Arundel

Amy Harrison and her band.
Amy Harrison and her band.

The Willows Folk Club in Arundel is building up a reputation as one of the leading venues in Sussex for presenting bluegrass music – a reputation it will extend on Wednesday, August 1 with a visit from Brighton-based Amy Harrison & The Second-Hand String Band.

Willows spokesman Chris Davis said: “Over the course of the past couple of years, Amy and the band have built up a strong following across the south for their effervescent live performances, powerful vocals, dextrous instrumental work and wide-reaching selection of bluegrass and Americana material.

“With the line-up of guitar, mandolin, banjo and double bass, the band’s influences shine through for all to see, with a sound that would thrill many a bluegrass fan on either side of the Atlantic. The band also expand their repertoire to include bluegrass-inspired takes on some classic country numbers as well.

“The band’s fan base grows each time they step onto a stage, as audiences of all musical persuasions fall in love with their feel-good sound. This trend is sure to continue when these four fine musicians make their debut appearance at the Willows.”

Entrance for Amy Harrison & The Second-Hand String Band’s gig on Wednesday, August 1 is £4. The Willows Folk Club meets every Wednesday at 8pm in the function room of Arundel Football Club, Mill Road, Arundel, situated to the rear of the large public car park opposite Arundel Castle. For more information about the club, call 07790 511054 or log on to their website, www.willowsfolkclub.org.