Folk at the Watch House: Catch the Sparrow and Sam Baxter
February 23, 2024
Cullercoats Watch House
Join us for a series of intimate folk concerts at Cullercoats Watch House, a unique and quirky venue in the heart of Cullercoats.
Catch the Sparrow & Sam Baxter
In 2020, Dutch singer-songwriter Catch The Sparrow (https://www.catchthesparrow.nl/) moved countries in the middle of a global pandemic to pursue her love for folk and traditional music in Newcastle upon Tyne. Over the past two years she has built up a repertoire of delicate yet intricate songs that showcase a deep understanding of the traditional material she takes inspiration from. On her latest EP ‘Winter Flowers’ (released December 2022), a personal exploration of the music and history of Newcastle and the North East, sparse arrangements for piano, harp and cello let her powerful vocals and original songwriting take centre stage.
Over the past year, Catch The Sparrow has been performing extensively throughout the North East. Highlights include opening for folk legend Martin Carthy and Sage Gateshead Artist in Residence Kerrin Tatman. Talented folk singer and fiddle player Sam Baxter will be accompanying her on stage for her headline show at Alphabetti Theatre.
“…the mark of good folk music has always been linked to communicating the most while doing the least, never overstating or embellishing, yet weaving a tapestry where every thread fits perfectly. Farewell – Here’s The Tender Coming captures that with ease, encapsulating the heart of the genre in a way that’s imbued with heart.” – NARC Magazine
There will also be a short set from a support act (details to follow).