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Baltic Crossing will be in concert at Alstonefield Village Hall

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: April 11, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

Baltic Crossing

Baltic Crossing

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A fiery and dynamic folk act will be performing at a village hall in the Staffordshire Moorlands this weekend.

Baltic Crossing, pictured, will be in concert at Alstonefield Village Hall on Saturday, April 12.

Baltic Crossing is a five-piece made up of young traditional musicians from Finland, Denmark and the UK.

Wherever they meet, at least one must cross the Baltic Sea – hence their name.

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They are a band who are acclaimed to be 'on the up' – playing at big festivals such as Womad.

They became the first folk music group to be selected for the ECHO Rising Stars recitals, where young talented performers were hand-picked to play at some of the world's most famous venues.

Their music is high quality, lively modern folk with a distinct Scandinavian and Celtic feel. The band members have a strong affinity for old dance music and respect for each other's traditions, which allows them to bring a new youthful energy to the folk music they perform.

The show, which will be at Alstonefield Village Hall this weekend, will include a combination of guitar, button accordion, pipes (Northumbrian and uilleann), fiddles, mandolin and double bass, mixed with dynamic stage presence and humorous anecdotes about the tunes.

The band's blend of fiery folk music, dynamic stage presence and light humour crosses cultures and promises an entertaining, foot stomping night out.

Doors will open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets, priced at £9 for adults and £6 for children, are available by calling 01335 310322 or by emailing hopedalemusic@btinternet.com.

There will be a licensed bar and Tissington Bangers and Bradwell's Ice Cream will be on sale during the interval.

www.alstonefield.org/community/alstonefield-events.

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