John Kirkpatrick

Local Performers

John Kirkpatrick

Widely regarded as Britain’s leading exponent of ‘squeezebox’ instruments. John has lived in Shropshire since 1973, he still dances, with the Morris team he founded in 1975, The Shropshire Bedlams.
John is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso and session musician, as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music. He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands.

http://www.johnkirkpatrick.co.uk/

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