Win! Tickets to see folk legend Vin Garbutt at Gainsborough

Folk star Vin Garbutt is live at Trinity Arts Centre in Gainsborough this month
Folk star Vin Garbutt is live at Trinity Arts Centre in Gainsborough this month

Folk legend Vin Garbutt is coming to Gainsborough this month for a live show at Trinity Arts Centre.

And we have a pair of tickets to give away for the gig.

Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Live Act Award in 2001 Vin Garbutt has been a regular at British folk music’s top table for many years.

Powerful, hugely moving, warm, humane, inspired, funny and gut wrenchingly honest are just some of the superlatives used to describe Vin’s performances.

Vin’s career has spanned over 40 years of constant worldwide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk.

His songs are inspired by the folk tradition, but have transformed into gritty social comment and life observations.

He is renowned for his hilarious intros, but for him his song lyrics are the crux of his performance.

As the English Folk Dance & Song Society put it: “It’s a true gift to be able to make us laugh and squirm at the same time, but Vin does both.

“He should be prescribed on the National Health.”

Vin Garbutt is at Trinity Arts Centre on May 21 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £12 01427 676655 or www.trinityarts.co.uk

To win a pair of tickets to the show, simply tell us in which year did Vin Garbutt win the Best Live Act award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – a) 1981, b) 1991 or c) 2001?

Email your answer, together with your name, address, and daytime contact number to john.smith@jpress.co.uk

Closing date is May 13 and normal competition rules apply.

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