Folk legend Vin Garbutt is live in 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 weekend for a live show at Trinity Arts Centre.

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 more than 40 years of constant worldwide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of the folk family.

His songs are inspired by the folk tradition.

But they have also transformed into gritty social comment and life observations.

He is particularly renowned for his hilarious song 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 Saturday, May 21 at 7.30pm.

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