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Preview: Stick in The Wheel


On Thursday, October 25th, we team up once again with the North’s finest promoters of forward-moving sounds, Moving on Music. And it’s all for good reason: the Belfast debut of East London four-piece Stick in The Wheel at the Duncairn.

Led by vocalist Nicola Kearey and guitarist Ian Carter, the quartet are widely regarded by everyone from MOJO,  UNCUT and the BBC Folk Awards, to our very own Lankum, as one of the most compelling – and not to mention most culturally and politically switched – folk acts around.

Combined, the band’s two full-length albums to date – From Here and Follow Me True – bound with tales that masterfully bridge the gap from past to present life and lore, all while rebooting contemporary English Folk with a panache and radical musicality all their own.

This show is a perfect opportunity to experience their singular craft in an intimate space. Tickets are priced at £12 (and £8 concession). You can nab them right here.

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