You won’t find another band like Wild Willy Barrett’s French Connection. From a Parisian café via a Dublin Hooley to a New Orleans party with rip-roaring fiddle & banjo.

Imagine stumbling across a smoky back street bar, late night jam. Django Reinhardt & The Pogues. Robert Johnson accompanies Edith Piaf. Bob Marley’s jammin’ with Stéphane Grappelli. Tom Waits joins in. This is French Connection.

At the ensembles heart are the undisputed talents of multi-instrumentalist, Godfather of grunge folk, Wild Willy Barrett. The quartet perform on guitar, cello, harmonium, whistle, fiddle, banjo & uillean pipes with a large dose of dry wit.

Willy is best known for his partnership with John Otway: a highly respected musician whose styles include folk, blues, gypsy jazz, reggae, bluegrass & punk. He recorded Rasta Communication with Sly & Robbie, toured with U2, Police, Madness & many more. Recent main stage performances at Cropredy & Cambridge Folk Festival.

French Connection perform The Old Fire Station celebrating their new vinyl album release “A Mange Tout Far” in conjunction with National Record Store Day, Saturday 22nd April, 7pm.

Enjoy a wonderful evening of unique musical entertainment overlaid with a large dose of humour, very different from anything else you will experience in the UK at the moment.

TICKETS | 01865263990 | WWW.OLDFIRESTATION.ORG
Location Old Fire Station, Oxford OX1 2AQ

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