Top folk singer to perform in district

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Edwina Hayes is appearing in Shipley
Edwina Hayes is appearing in Shipley

ONE of the UK’s finest female singer/songwriters is performing in Shipley tomorrow night.

Edwina Hayes, who is singing at Topic Folk Club in Saltaire Road, brings together English folk, Americana and the rich northern singer/songwriter tradition to create a sound that’s truly her own.

Highly accomplished, she’s toured with such notable performers as Jools Holland, Van Morrison, Nanci Griffith and Loudon Wainwright III to name a few.

Edwina numbers Michael Parkinson and Mike Harding among her fans and the title track of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by Nanci Griffith who calls her "the sweetest voice in England".

Her cover of the Randy Newman song Feels Like Home was featured in the Cameron Diaz film My Sister's Keeper and has since had over ten million plays on Spotify and more than thirty million plays on YouTube. £7/£6

The Holbeck Mummers will be performing during the interval with their usual festive offering, including humour, after which there will be a collection for their chosen charity.

*Topic Folk Club runs every Thursday at Groove Pad, 48 Saltaire Road Shipley BD18 3HN starting at 7.30 pm. Entry for guest nights is £7 on the door or £6 for club members.