From: willesden folk union [willesdenfolkunionnow_at_gmail_dot_com]

Sent: 04 November 2011 12:06

Subject: Aaron Jonah Lewis and Ed Hicks Wednesday December 7th

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Hello friends,


He's back: He opened our club all those ages ago (was it only last February?). He played the first ever night and defined our style and set the standard. Its hugely exciting to have him play Wifu again. With Ed Hicks, and, heavens above, the spectacular Rosalind Masson. Superlatives abound. Just ask anybody.


Aaron Ed and Rosie play at the Mason's Arms on the Harrow Road as part of their full UK tour, and will also be appearing  with Thomas Dolby on his UK tour, and then with Norianna Kennedy on her tour of Ireland. Full details below.


But if you haven't yet had the priviledge:


"Fiddlin' and banjoin' genius's. Aaron Jonah Lewis: multiple award winning fiddler, banjo player extraordinaire, Aaron is well known for taking audiences at concerts and festivals by storm both here in the UK and in the USA. Familiar to UK audiences through the showmasters his neo-traditional bluegrass band The Hotseats, and celebrated in the US for the absurdist theatricality of Special Ed and the Short Bus. And now Aaron is taking Deutchland und mittel Europe by storm with new western swing outfit The Froggy Mountain Band. Aaron is rapidly becoming iconic, not just on account of his virtuosity but because of his rapport with his audience. Skills in abundance, passion and presence. All that then in addition, charisma, pure creativity and SOUL.

This the second time Aaron has teamed up to tour with leading British banjo player Ed Hicks. If you don't know him already Hicks is a banjo player, songster, irreverent folk-activist and performer. Considered to be one of the leading players of his generation he has performed everywhere. From a Transylvanian Carrefour to a cockney gypsy gangster’s funeral in Essex. He has appeared all across Europe (Holland, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Norway, Romania, Ireland) and at prestigious venues across the UK (everywhere from The Barbican Centre to Glastonbury Festival).The combination of Ed's skills and his archival knowledge of banjo music, in particular Appalachian and Old Time, means he is a teacher in huge demand. Ed's banjo workshops for the EDFSS have a cult status.


And if that wasn't enough Aaron and Ed are joined by Scottish dancer Rosalind Masson. A rising star of the international contemporary dance scene Rosalind has just finished a series of performances at the ICA in London.  One to watch, then. We are immensely privileged to have Rosie at the Snug Club where she will flat-foot and clog, perfectly complimenting Aaron and Eds music".



Tickets: or



See you there folks!








Full tour schedule:


Tour Dates - Aaron Jonah Lewis and Ed Hicks (supporting Thomas Dolby)
6th Nov - Shepherds Bush Empire, London
7th Nov -  The Forum in Herfordshire
8th Nov - Academy in Bournemouth
9th Nov - Assembly in Leamington Spa
11th Nov - Academy in Sheffield
12th Nov - Stanley Theatre in Liverpool
13th Nov - Academy in Birmingham
14th Nov - Academy in Oxford
16th Nov - ABC in Glasgow
17th Nov - The Sage in Gateshead
18th Nov - Picture Drome in Holmfirth
See for more details...

WillesdenFolkUnion tour - Aaron Jonah Lewis, Ed Hicks and Rosalind Masson (tour proper so longer sets, cheaper door better beer).  

19th -  ISLE OF JURA:  Jura Village Hall.

20th - ISLE OF SKYE:   The Stables Restaurant, Armadale, Skye.  thewarburtons_at_hotmail_dot_com 

22nd - EDINBURGH:  Douglas Roberts Studio             07930 433834                  0131 467 7028      

23rd -  GLASGOW: Stereo.

25th -  READING:   The Global Cafe.

26th -  READING:   MacDevitts Bar,

27th - SWANAGE:  Square and Compass

30th - BRIDPORT:    The Beach & Barnicott,  Dave             01308 488387      



1st - BEER:   The Dolphin Hotel,  Dave             01308 488387       

3rd - LONDON:  Workshop at EDFSS

4th - LEYTONSTONE:  The Birbeck Tavern E11,

6th - TOWERSEY:  The Three Horseshoes,

7th - LONDON:  WILLESDENFOLKUNION 665 Harrow Road London NW10 3AR

9th -  CROMER:  The Snug Club,

10th - DP's Aldeburgh

See for more details

Irish Leg of the Tour -  Aaron Jonah Lewis, Ed Hicks and Noriana Kennedy (guaranteed good "craic" apparently!)
Fri 16th Dec - Geraghtys Westport
Sat 17th Dec - The Pillar Bar - Ballinasloe, Galway

Mon 19th Dec - Cookstown House concert