Green Matthews will be performing at the Admiral Benbow in Penzance on Wednesday, September 6, for the latest of the Penzance Folk Club’s 2017 guest nights.

The Coventry duo, who offer music “rooted in English tradition with branches everywhere,” have been described as “eclectic and enjoyable” by English Dance and Song. They promise English traditional songs and tunes, but in a “thoroughly 21st-century kick-ass style,” breathing new life into the music of the past.

The duo play such instruments as lute, mandocello, cittern, shawm and border-bagpipes –combining these with guitar, flute and piano accordion.

“We breathe life into material from hundreds of years ago,” say Green Matthews, “making it fresh, relevant and accessible for a modern audience.” Their CD, A Brief History of Music, does just that – including tracks that range from the mediaeval songs Sumer Is I-cumen In and Martin Said to His Man, via Samuel Pepys, to Keep the Home Fires Burning.

This is a rare visit to Cornwall from a renowned duo who have played in France and the Netherlands this summer. Don’t miss your chance to see them live in the UK. Tickets are £7 from CRBO - 01726 879500, or over the counter at Tourist Information Centres.