A Wild night in store with Willy’s French Connection


FROM a cafe in Paris, via a hoolie in Dublin, to a night out in New Orleans with riproaring fiddle and banjo – Wild Willy Barrett’s French Connection does it all!

A fabulous show suitable for all ages, comes to the City Hall in Salisbury in May – directed by the inimitable Wild Willy Barrett.

Charismatic French singer Aurora Colson takes centre stage, captivating audiences with her compelling and expressive vocals as she effortlessly tackles a wide range of styles: from Bluegrass to acoustic blues, with haunting Irish melodies and a touch of Piaf thrown into the mix.

At the heart of the ensemble are the indisputable talents of multi-instrumentalist Wild Willy Barrett, cellist Mary Holland and Irish pipes and whistle player John Devine, whose outstanding musicianship was recently rewarded by an invitation to play in the presence of The Queen at Buckingham Palace.

The group’s innovative arrangements are beautifully performed on instruments including the guitar, cello, fiddle, banjo and uilleann pipes, all overlaid with a large dose of wry humour. A wonderful evening of unique and fresh musical entertainment, very different from anything else you will experience in the UK at the moment.

Think Live nights bring the best in alternative music to City Hall. Performing in our most intimate performance spaces, these unique nights give you the chance to be up close and personal with some of the best music including reggae, ska, folk, indie, punk and rock.

Special guest support for the Sunday 15 May gig comes from Salisbury-based band Passenger Club.

Tickets can be purchased from City Hall box office on 01722 434434 or from cityhallsalisbury.co.uk.

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