Brown Boots is launching their new album ‘Striding Out’ and they’re really not to be missed.Traditional tunes that weave around the audience’s ears and infect their feet with the urge to stomp. This is their second studio album and it promises another dive into the magnificent tunes the folk world has to offer.
What do you get if you mix some morris dance tunes with Irish reels, French schottisches, southern ragtime music and hefty English hornpipes? A dirty great big grin, that’s what!
Brown Boots is Will Allen on melodeon and Martin Clarke on fiddle. Their musical background is rooted in playing music for dancing, as well as gaining inspiration from playing with their many talented musical friends at festivals and pub sessions across the country.
Will Allen is a supremely talented multi-instrumentalist, although his primary focus is as a melodeon player and fiddler. He performs an extensive repertoire of folk dance tunes, mostly from the British Isles. His music takes influences from all corners of Western Europe and he has developed a unique take on traditional tunes.
Martin Clarke is a highly-skilled fiddle player, with musical roots in the North East of England, stemming from his time living in Durham. He plays music from across the British Isles with influences from the continent. He also has an interest in North American music traditions.