Folk legends to share same stage

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Two giants of the folk world – John Renbourn and Robin Williamson – have joined forces and have a Sheffield date this month.

Renbourn and Williamson, who made their names in the 1960s, will appear at Sheffield City Hall’s Memorial Hall, on Tuesday, April 17.

Renbourn was with legendary folk-rock band Pentangle while Williamson was one half of the duo that formed the influential Incredible String Band, cited by Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, as one of his favourite groups.

A brilliant acoustic guitarist, Renbourn is also well-known for his collaborations with the late, great Bert Jansch.

Williamson, a richly gifted Scottish multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and master storyteller, has enjoyed a long and successful solo career in addition to his time with the ISB and had written a number of books.

John and Robin will be performing both their own solo material at the Sheffield concert as well as playing as a duo.

Their last live album Wheel of Fortune, released in 1995, was nominated for a Grammy.

Currently, aside from his touring with Williamson, John tours regularly both as a solo artist, and with fellow musicians.

Last year, he recorded and released a new album, Palermo Snow (2011), which received rave reviews.

Robin also continues to record and tour extensively in his own right, but perhaps more recently it is his performances with wife Bina Williamson which have been enchanting audiences.

Watching these two legends of the British folk scene sharing the same stage will be a thrilling and unmissable experience.

Tickets for the event cost £15 and the event starts in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm.

To book tickets, telephone Sheffield City Hall on (0114) 2789789.