Folk at the Foundling: Three Cane Whale
Folk at the Foundling: Three Cane Whale

Folk at the Foundling: Three Cane Whale

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
24 Mar 2017
  • Music
Multi-instrumental trio Three Cane Whale perform an intimate acoustic gig for Folk at the Foundling.

Hailing from Bristol, Three Cane Whale brings together mandolinist Alex Vann (Spiro), trumpeter Pete Judge (Get the Blessing) and acoustic guitarist Paul Bradley (Scottish Dance Theatre). Influenced by both folk and minimalist music, they perform intricate works with a cinematic sweep and intimate delicacy. Their eponymous debut album was chosen by Cerys Matthews as one of her top five modern folk albums, followed by Holts And Hovers, awarded fRoots Editor’s Choice Album of 2013. Their latest album Palimpsest was chosen by The Telegraph as one of the best folk music albums of 2016. Recent projects include a live recording from The Old Barn on Kelston Roundhill in Somerset, for new independent label Kelston Records, and the soundtrack to the independent feature Brown Willy (2016), filmed on location in Cornwall.

Folk at the Foundling brings traditional music from the British Isles and beyond to the unique surroundings of the Foundling Museum, showcasing folk legends and breakthrough artists. Set in the our intimate Picture Gallery, the evenings offer the chance to explore the Museum and learn about our rich musical past. Guests can wander through the beautiful rooms whilst enjoying a drink, before hearing music from some of today’s best folk artists, brought to you by The Nest Collective.

Doors 18:30, concert 19:00

Advance tickets £12, £10 concessions & Foundling Friends | £14/£12 on the door | Free for Patrons

The Foundling Museum is a registered charity and all income from ticket sales supports our work.
  • ★ ★ ★ ★ Exquisite, elegant, atmospheric and charmingly quirky….a shifting mosaic of musical textures.

    Robin Denselow, The Guardian
  • ★ ★ ★ ★ A beautiful, contemplative set, another jewel to add to the musical box of miniature treasures that is Three Cane Whale.

    Tim Cumming, Songlines