Doors 7:30pm // Latest MusicBar // 18+ // Tickets £5.50
Hope Cove are a rambunctious, genre bending folk band from England’s Southern Coast. Playing a combination of traditional Celtic folk, Americana, bluegrass, sea shanties and blues, Hope Cove have become a staple in the Sussex folk circles.
Fiddle, banjo and guitar form the heart of their foot-stomping folk compositions, aided by their lilting vocal harmonies, shruti box and suitcase drum. Spinning traditional melodies and upbeat arrangements into riotous revelries, the trio’s lively and enthralling shows have made them a fixture in Brighton and Hove’s music scene. After an explosive headline show at this year’s St Patrick’s Day Street Party and a regular slot at England’s Medieval Festival, the band are excited to be involved with this year’s Battlefield Bluegrass festival and Brighton’s Early Music Festival, where they will be tracing a traditional musical journey from the British Isles to America, in an exploration of transatlantic folk song and ballads.
The band includes founding members of The Dillyboys and The Lures, whose previous achievements include performing a regular headline slot at the oldest UK folk festival, Sidmouth Folk Week and collaborating with Phil Beer and Martin & Eliza Carthy.