Patrick Walker Trio set for Doncaster homecoming show

The Patrick Walker Trio are Hrvoje Sudar, Patrick Walker and Ivan Bilic.
The Patrick Walker Trio are Hrvoje Sudar, Patrick Walker and Ivan Bilic.

A group formed in Croatia are preparing for a homecoming show in South Yorkshire.

The Patrick Walker Trio formed in Zagreb three years ago, featuring Irish flute and whistle player Ivan Bilic, bouzouki and guitar player Hrvoje Sudar and fiddler and guitarist Patrick Walker, who was born near Sheffield.

And the group play Doncaster’s Roots Music Club at Doncaster Brewery Tap on Friday, July 8.

A club spokesman said: “Patrick, known as a virtuoso fiddler and guitarist, plays folk, country, jazz and rock and also sings.

“The trio are musicians who come from different backgrounds and musical genres. They have been connected by their common interest in traditional folk music.

“The band’s repertoire consists of positive and fast instrumental dance music, familiar and less familiar folk songs and ballads of England, Ireland, Scotland and more.

“Their unique Croatian/English take on the music was an immediate success and within their first year they attracted gigs in Croatia, Austria, Italy, Holland, Slovenia, and Hungary and managed to find

the time to record their first album, Smoke Stained Cackle.

“Still a relatively new band, the Patrick Walker Trio is always looking to develop and expand in whatever new directions the music takes them.”

The band play the Tap, on Young Street, Doncaster town centre, on Friday, July 8. from 7.30pm. Tickets are £5.

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