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At the heart of English folk



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Trad night: Nick Dow

- (Doors: 7pm)

Cecil Sharp House, London

Nick Dow has been singing traditional folk songs for over forty years. An acknowledged expert on West Country Folk Songs, Nick and his wife, Mally, have collected over 300 songs in Dorset, and also found singers in Lancashire and Essex.

He has also made recordings of Gypsy Singers some of which have been included on Topic Records series ’The Voice of the People’. Every song Nick sings has a story attached to it, and his gigs are as informative as they are entertaining.

Nick has lived an amazing life. From a rough childhood in South London, he has lived on his wits since he left home at eighteen; travelling half way round the world, living on the road with the Travelling Folk and learning their songs, working as a TV and film extra, broadcaster, narrowboat painter, writer, folklorist, guitar teacher and general dealer.

Nick and Mally now live happily in East Lancashire surrounded by Moorland and Fells.

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