ALIEN FOLKLIFE

TUESDAY 24 SEPT 2002

Ticket price £4.00, accompanied children free

Acoustic folk music duo featuring Canadian Paul Mercer (vocals / guitar) and Joan Kosby (vocals / guitar / concertina) from New York State USA. Their repertoire of original material blends traditional and contemporary American, Canadian and British influences to produce songs that are at once fresh and familiar.

Combining sensitivity with a sense of humour, they are equally at home with an evocative story song, a quirky humorous piece or an upbeat tune. The duo released their debut recording 'Fast Company' on cassette in 1991 and their debut CD 'Double Vision' in 1997. A song from 'Double Vision' (Thomas Cat) has been featured on the nationally syndicated show 'The Dr Demento Show' in the USA, whilst Paul Mercer's song 'Johnny Burke' which has its roots in Newfoundland (Paul's homeland) heritage has been recorded by nationally touring artists. The duo completed their first UK tour in Autumn 2000 and return in the fall of 2002. 'Delicious harmonies and creative arranging ..... wonderful and original' (Times Union, Albany, NY). Hear for yourself when Paul & Joan visit Lincolnshire in Sep 2002.