India Electric Company + Jack Cookson
Folk at the Foundling: India Electric Company

Folk at the Foundling: India Electric Company

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
23 Mar 2018
  • Music
Enjoy an evening of contemporary folk music from duo India Electric Company to celebrate the launch of their new album, with guest Jack Cookson

19:00 (doors open 18:30) | Tickets £12, £10 concessions & Foundling Friends (£14/£12 on the door)

Join India Electric Company for the launch of their new album. Sometimes folk, sometimes not, the duo uses traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore diverse themes from Eastern Europe and Irish traditions, to urban alienation. They have recently performed live sessions on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, as well as performing at Glastonbury Festival. Described by BBC Radio 3’s Mary Ann Kennedy as “quirky and glittery – a veritable musical magpie’s nest”, this is one gig not to be missed.

Jack Cookson is a multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter from the South West. His distinct style combines deeply articulate lyrics with memorable melodic hooks, accompanied by intricate fingerstyle guitar arrangements, influenced by roots music from both sides of the Atlantic.

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 Museum’s intimate Picture Gallery, the evenings offer the chance to explore the Museum and learn about its 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.

In partnership with The Nest Collective

The Foundling Museum is a registered charity and all income from ticket sales supports our work
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    The Telegraph
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