Friday 6 March 2015

Jack Marshall with Kirsty Marshall - Twickfolk

Jack Marshall
Jack and Kirsty Marshall gave us a bright opening set at Twickfolk on 22nd February 2015. It was a long awaited return to a familiar stomping ground for myself. I had spent several happy months here as artist-in-residence in 2012/13. Although I returned briefly in 2014 this was a first chance to see Twickfolk in its new home in the purpose built Patchworks bar. It is an improvement in ambience and warmth, something that must benefit the performers as well as audience.

George Marshall
Jack Marshall shared his burgeoning modern folk repertoire with pep and zeal. It gave us an easy strolling start to the night with the occasional running jump and somersault to get the blood flowing. Joining brother Jack and Kirsty on stage was George Marshall on hand-held stompbox for new tune Earthquake.

Kirsty Marshall

The skipping Callous One got us into our full stride with Kirsty Marshall holding tight with her harmonies but it was their finale Blue Moon that caught the imagination of the audience. The tambourine passed from hand to hand in the ample crowd, and those that didn't rattle it joined in with rhythmic clapping.

Jack Marshall has a wildness in the eye which steams on the page of the sketchbook. It will be fascinating to see if this spirit is captured in his music in the years to come.

John Hocking
Twickfolk Introduction

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