Live at The Folk – The Finn Collinson Band

Gloucester Civic Trust
The Folk of Gloucester 99-103 Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2PG

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Expect “initial touches of baroque fusing with modern day folk” (FATEA) as The Finn

Collinson Band returns to the stage in 2024. Comprising three of English folk’s leading

virtuosos of their respective instruments, they will introduce new material, along with

favourites from critically-acclaimed studio albums The Threshold (2022) and Call To Mind


Although fundamentally folk in approach, Finn often draws on elements of early music to

sculpt his distinctive sound. Traditional dance tunes meet melodies by the likes of Purcell

and Van Eyck, shaken up in striking new arrangements and brought up to date with Finn’s

own compositions and trademark recorder style. As RNR observes, Finn “has both the

chops and the vision to take his music in many directions”.

Joined by two of the genre’s most in-demand musicians, Evan Carson (bodhran,

percussion) and Archie Churchill-Moss (accordion, guitar), Finn and his band produce a

powerful and pioneering sound. With a respectful eye on the past, but a firm grounding in

the present, Finn’s music transcends and defies expectations of both folk and early music,

creating a captivating and wonderfully varied live show.

Finn is honoured to be part of a growing generation of creative young players on the

English folk scene, and is humbly considered one of the genre’s foremost innovators on

his chosen instrument of the recorder. Formerly shortlisted for the BBC Radio 2 Young

Folk Award, Finn also performs with the busy ceilidh band Stroma and is in high demand

as a session musician, composer and workshop leader.

Doors open at 7pm with performance starting at 7:30pm.