Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have firmly established themselves as one of the most entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today.
Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage – and it works so well! This is a show like nothing you’ve ever seen before – expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty. Always rebooked and always talked incredibly highly of, we have no doubt The Hut People are one of the top-class, most-entertaining and musically brilliant acts on the circuit; it’s no wonder audiences keep coming back year after year!
“The only band to have been asked back 11 years consecutively – because they’re so good!” Swaledale Festival
“Their own tunes are remarkable for their inspiration… Throughout, the music is full of life, designed to raise a smile” – RnR
“There’s so much going on that you hear something new each time it is played. Sam Pirt’s accordion leads all the tunes, whilst percussionist extraordinaire Gary Hammond provides an amazing array of textures and colours. Remarkable” – THE LIVING TRADITION
“The festival season is nearly upon us, and with The Hut People gracing many of this year’s bashes, their infectious ‘World Folk’ will surely be winning them many new fans” – SONGLINES