The Hut People

24/03/2013 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Foxlowe Arts Centre
Market Place
Leek, Staffordshire ST13 6AD


“The only band to have been asked back 5 times consecutively – because they’re so good!” Swaledale Festival

Champions of the standing ovation, The Hut People are rapidly gaining more and more of a reputation as one of the hottest & most entertaining Folk/World acts touring today. Taking the audience on a voyage across the globe with their varied material, they perform a hugely engaging, entertaining and truly unique blend of home-grown tunes mixed with British, Nordic and European folk music, perfectly formed & embellished with the driving accordion and a dazzling array of exotic percussion.Accordionist Sam Pirt & Percussionist Gary Hammond both have extensive backgrounds in music – having been part of and performed alongside legendary acts such as The Beautiful South, Nina Simone, The Dubliners & Sharon Shannon, their playing is still very much in high demand.Great music & virtuosity aside, a show from The Hut People is overflowing with humor, spontaneity and a 100% commitment to their getting-the-crowd-involved ethos. Don’t miss them.
The Hut People released their 2nd full album ‘Picnic’ on Fellside in April – supported with a nationwide tour. With a rapidly filling calendar of shows & summer festivals for 2013, it looks to be their best yet!

The Hut People PICNIC


“a bewildering array of percussion and accordion-fired compositions….truly infectious!” R2


“The festival season is nearly upon us, and with The Hut People gracing many of this years bashes, their infectious ‘World Folk’ will surely be winning them many new fans” SONGLINES

“This is a brilliantly unique sound – a duo of piano accordion and percussion defiantly unbounded by British traditions as they stride into world music.” THE SCOTSMAN