“In folk music you need to hear the human. Leveret have got that trance-like thing – I’ve taken people to Leveret concerts who don’t necessarily have an interest in folk and they’ve totally got it. There’s so much in those tunes and it takes real skill to see it and bring it out. There’s a variation there between the three of them that goes on constantly. Even if you don’t appreciate what traditional music is you can still be blown away by it…” – Verity Sharp [BBC Radio 3 Late Junction]
Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians. Andy Cutting (button accordion), Sam Sweeney (fiddle) and Rob Harbron (concertina) are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Leveret’s music is not arranged in the conventional sense and the trio rely on mutual trust and musical interaction to create new settings of their repertoire in the moment, with no two performances alike. Their playing is relaxed and natural, drawing audiences in and inviting them to share in music making that is truly spontaneous and yet deeply timeless.
Their recent release Variations Live showcases their trademark groove, energy and intuitive playing in a set recorded live during the last few gigs they did before lockdown in 2020 – truly great music from a band at the top of their game.
With special guest: Hannah Read
Date & time: Monday 11 October 2021 | 20:00 (1 hr 30mins approx plus interval)
Doors open at 19:00
Venue: The Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh EH1 2ED
Supported by Creative Scotland and the William Grant Foundation