Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi sit on the floor surrounded by acoustic musical instruments.

Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi

Folk The Anvil

Returns Only – join the waiting list

Tickets for this event have sold out. Call the Box Office on 01256 844244 to join the waiting list.



£28 (includes £3 booking fee)

Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops, Nashville TV series) is an American artist of folk and traditional music, played on fiddle and banjo; Francesco Turrisi is an Italian pianist and percussionist well versed in jazz, early music and Mediterranean music; at first blush, their worlds don’t overlap. But at a chance musical meet-up in Ireland they found that her 19th century American minstrel banjo tunes and his traditional Sicilian Tamburello (tambourine) rhythms fit very naturally together.

Working together they trace this musical globalism by re-imagining the encounter of the banjo and the frame drum, and other instruments, through their journey from Africa, the Middle East, through southern Europe and England, and over to the Americas.


5 Stars

Giddens is going supernova, and it’s a blistering thing
The Guardian on There is No Other

You may also like