Belshazzar's Feast

16.15-16.55, Stage 2 • Saturday 

One of the best-loved duos in folk music, previous BBC Folk Awards Best Duo nominees Belshazzar’s Feast start with traditional folk music, add a touch of classical and jazz, throw in a bit of pop and music hall, and top it off with a wry humour that has won them fans across the world. Paul Sartin (of Bellowhead and Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (of Pagoda Project) have together wowed audiences with their eclectic and eccentric mix of songs and tunes and their between-songs chat guaranteed to send audiences home with smiles on their faces.

Guest Curator John Boden on Belshazzar’s Feast
Paul Sartin and Paul Hutchinson are both masters of their instruments, and masters of musical comedy. They were one of the first acts I ever saw perform in a folk club and to me they have always set the bench mark for how to combine great music with humour, without allowing the latter to undermine the former. Between them they have an incredible wealth of musical knowledge and experience and that shines through, even in their most irreverent moments. Moving, engaging and often hilarious, they are a perfect festival act and I am delighted to be able to present them.

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