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Culture Train pulls into pub for free concert

Geoff Green and the Carousels will be at The Griffin.
Geoff Green and the Carousels will be at The Griffin.

The Culture Train and Bus Tour 2018 will be bringing a taste of the Hull music scene to Market Weighton on Friday 27 July.

This will be the second gig by the tour which brings musicians from Paragon Station to play free concerts at eight venues as part of a project supported by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s ‘Active Creative’ arts fund.

Singer Carrie Martin.

Singer Carrie Martin.

The free concert will take place at The Griffin, starting at 7.30pm.

Acts lined up for the showcase include the Carrie Martin Band, Geoff Green and the Carousels, Dogfinger Steve, and Elizabeth Pickering.

Carrie Martin has released two albums and is attracting attention nationally, not least for her work with acclaimed guitarist Gordon Giltrapp.

Geoff Green from Beverley has attracted interest from American labels for his uplifting country/folk.

Dogfinger Steve provides a one person blues experience, while Lizzie Pickering is an up-and-coming talent from Hull’s acoustic scene.

Chris Warkup of Quiet Riot Arts said: “This is a great opportunity to promote Hull music and bring talented musicians to the village pub, a church, or railway station and offer a chance to see great local music within your community.

“Hopefully this could lead to further events in the future or attract new people to attend events elsewhere if they develop a taste for local acts.

“It is all free so check it out and a big thank you to the Active Creative fund, Northern Rail and East Yorkshire Motor Services for creating this opportunity.”