Finn Collinson announces February tour

Finn Collinson
Photograph by Sue Searle

East Anglian contemporary folk musician Finn Collinson will be heading out on a nine-date English venue tour in February 2024. Together with his virtuosic band, Finn will introduce new material, along with favourites from critically-acclaimed studio albums The Threshold (2022) and Call To Mind (2019).

Although fundamentally folk in approach, Finn often draws on elements of historical music to sculpt his distinctive sound. Traditional folk tunes meet melodies from 17th and 18th century composers from the ‘classical’ realm, shaken up in striking new arrangements and brought up to date with Finn’s own compositions and trademark recorder style. If you think you know what a recorder sounds like, think again: the instrument has a thriving professional scene, but even within this, Finn’s style is distinctive and individual.

Joined by two of English folk’s most in-demand musicians, Evan Carson (bodhran, percussion) and Archie Churchill-Moss (accordion, guitar), Finn and his band produce a powerful and pioneering sound. With a respectful eye on the past, but a firm grounding in the present, Finn’s music transcends and defies expectations of both folk and early music, creating a captivating and wonderfully varied live show.

Finn is honoured to be part of a growing generation of creative young players on the English folk scene, and is humbly considered one of the genre’s foremost innovators on his chosen instrument of the recorder. Formerly shortlisted for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, Finn also performs with the busy ceilidh band Stroma and is in high demand as a session musician, composer and workshop leader.

Finn reflects on the upcoming tour: “These will be my only venue shows with the band in 2024, so I really hope we’ll have some full houses to make it a very special tour. It’s a privilege to be able to share this music, and I’m so excited to be hitting the road again with my dear pals Evan and Archie. I can’t wait!”

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Tour Dates

Saturday 03 February 2024

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NORWICH • Anteros Arts Foundation 11-15 Fye Bridge Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1LJ Doors 7pm, Music 7:30pm collinson-band

Sunday 04 February 2024

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SUDBURY • The Quay Theatre Quay Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2AN Doors 7pm, Music 7:30pm

Thursday 08 February 2024

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ASHBURTON • Arts Centre 15 West St, Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7DT Doors 7:00pm, Music 7:30pm

Friday 9 February 2024

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ALDERSHOT • West End Centre 48 Queens Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 3JD Doors 7:30pm, Music 8pm

Saturday 10 February 2024

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GLOUCESTER • The Folk of Gloucester 99-103 Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2PG Doors 7pm, Music 7:30pm collinson-band/

Sunday 11 February 2024

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WINCHESTER • The Railway St Paul’s Hill, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5AE Doors 7pm, Music 7:30pm

Thursday 15 February 2024

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SHEFFIELD • Café #9 9, Nether Edge Road, Sheffield, S7 1RU Doors 7pm, Music 7:30pm

Friday 16 February 2024

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BARTON UPON HUMBER • Ropery Hall Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire, DN18 5JT Doors 7:30pm, Music 8pm

Saturday 17 February 2024

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NEW MILLS • Spring Bank Arts Spring Bank, New Mills, High Peak, SK22 4BH Doors 7pm, Music 7:30pm

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