Crail and Glenfarg folk music shows

James Hickman, left, and Dan Cassidy.
James Hickman, left, and Dan Cassidy.

Local folk music fans have two chances next week to catch a truly ‘transatlantic session’ with James Hickman and Dan Cassidy.

The pair will be at Glenfarg Village Folk Club in the Glenfarg Hotel next Monday, May 19, and at Crail Folk Club in Crail Town Hall on Thursday, May 22.

Hickman’s emotive, soaring vocals and driving guitar are complemented by Cassidy’s ingenious and virtuosic fiddling. Their sound flows from the connection between British and American folk and is bursting with all the humour, heartbreak and excitement of these genres.

The lively English wit of Hickman is set against Cassidy’s bone-dry irony and American drawl as they take audiences on a dynamic and unforgettable transatlantic journey.

The duo formed in 2008 and the following year they recorded and released their debut album ‘Severn Street’, which features arrangements of traditional songs and tunes and several of their own compositions.

Inspired by a love of traditional music from Britain and America, James and Dan, the brother of the late Eva Cassidy, still write together and new material is in their live show and latest album.