Friday 29th July 2016: we welcome Heartstrings back to the Hinckley ACT.
As the name of this duo implies, Elly Beurskens and Bruno van Hoek play their music – straight, clean and simple – from the heart, using their voices and the stringed instruments that are so typical for old-time country and bluegrass: banjo, dobro, mandolin, and guitar.
With special guest Guy Rogers.
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Bruno plays bluegrass banjo, mandolin, dobro and guitar
Elly has been an accomplished singer/songwriter for many years. She also does workshops on songwriting. Her songs appear on all the duo’s albums: ‘Moon over the Water’ and some are played and have been recorded by various Dutch musicians and lately American Amy Gallatin sang ‘Moon over the Water’ on her latest album .
Elly plays guitar and clawhammer banjo
Elly is also active with the Dutch Feminicana-trio Babes in the Grass , while Bruno, along with other husband Jan, sometimes provides instrumental support.
Apart from being ‘regulars’ in the Dutch folk, country and bluegrass scene, Heartstrings have appeared on stages in Germany, Denmark and the USA, and are regular and well-loved guests in British folk- and bluegrass clubs, where they also have played with Bram Taylor , one of Britain’s finest professional folk singers.
Booking and venue details
The entrance fee for the evening will be £9 for members and £10 for non-members.
The event starts at 8.00 pm, with doors opening at 7.30 p.m.
The Hinckley ACT
Based in the Sketchley Meadows Business Park, Hinckley ACT is a high quality music venue that offers an informal and intimate atmosphere for concerts and for the monthly club nights, where musicians can come along and ‘take the stage.’ Established by company chairman, Keith London, on the premises of his firm Advanced Carbide Tooling (A.C.T.), the venue provides full stage and seating facilities, plus top quality sound and lighting equipment.
There is a licensed bar and ample free car parking.