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The Dirk Powell Cajun Band - Saturday 9th April Frant Memorial Hall, The Green TN3 9DR

We are back in business with the Dirk Powell Cajun Band, after a few cancelations due to COVID we are happy to announce music from the swamps and bayous of Louisiana. Not to be missed and never forgotten, a rare chance to see, hear one of the USA's living legends of the Cajun, Creole and Old Time tradition: Dirk Powell Cajun Band up close at Frant Village Hall. Put on your dancing shoes and kick up some dust.

Saturday 9th April
19:30 – 22:30 BST

No bar so bring your own drinks and glasses

Dirk Powell, USA legend of Cajun, Old-Time and Appalachian music.


Dirk Powell

Dirk Powell musician, writer, producer, composer, studio owner, theatre and art centre director, brilliant Cajun accordionist and vocalist, residing in Southwest Louisiana. He's considered one of the world's leading experts on traditional Appalachian fiddle and banjo styles, along with carrying on the traditions of his late and legendary father-in-law Dewey Balfa of the Balfa Brothers, as the accordion player in the legendary Cajun band Balfa Toujours. His roots in Kentucky and his commitment to Creole and Cajun culture have fused with early classical training to form an artistic palette and vision that are unique in today's musical environment. In addition to his own performances, he has toured with Eric Clapton, Joan Baez, Rhiannon Giddens, Linda Ronstadt, Jack White, Loretta Lynn, and many more. His work in film including the acclaimed Cold Mountain, has found him collaborating with producers such as T Bone Burnett, and directors like Anthony Minghella and Ang Lee. In 2018, he toured with both Rhiannon Giddens and Joan Baez selling out the Festival Hall for 3 nights. He is the musician's musician of choice and an incredibly nice guy!

Jock Tyldesley

Renowned fiddle player and teacher, Jock is the fiddle tutor to be found at several camps and universities. He is perhaps best known for his fiddling in Cajun bands such as The Flatville Aces and the Bearcats, and old time bands including The Wagon Hoppers as well as more off-the-wall antics with The New Rope String Band. He's toured worldwide with his regular bands and US legends such as Eddie LeJeune. Jock nurtures a long-time passion for Southern Appalachian old time fiddling and has toured with Riley Baugus , Martha Scanlan and many more.
He is much in demand as a private and workshop tutor and taught for several years at Folkworks Summer School. Sore Fingers, Gainsborough, as well as being a visiting tutor at Blazin' in Beauly, The London Fiddle School, the Folk Degree course at Newcastle University, and The Laban / Trinity school at London Uni.. And don't forget 'Jocks Hot Sauce' of course!

Vera van Heeringen

Vera is originally from Holland, but now settled in the hills of northern Powys, Wales. A consummate guitarist, highly acclaimed by her contemporaries, she brings the instrument to life in way that is entirely her own. She is well known for her big guitar sound and has worked on the acoustic music scene in Europe for the last decade and developed a reputation as a strong guitarist, back-up player on guitar, bass and fiddle in several Cajun and old-time bands. Vera plays with The Flatville Aces and has toured with Sheryl Cormier, the late Eddie LeJeune and Dirk Powell and more. She is an incredible singer songwriter appearing with her trio at prestigious folk festivals around Europe.

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9th April

The Dirk Powell Band

Frant Memorial Hall
The Green

19:30 – 22:30 BST

Call: 01892 533 493



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