It’s a bit like Aliens versus Predator, or Hull FC versus Hull KR, or salt n vinegar versus cheese n onion; Beggar’s Bridge and the Hillbilly Troupe represent different strands of the city’s folk thread. One group has an exemplary reputation for impeccable conduct at gigs and festivals; the other is banned from nearly everywhere on account of their raucous and drunken behaviour. One of them features a portly and urbane front man, full of stories, amusing anecdotes and charming banter, while the other features a similarly portly man, prone to noxious emissions, sweary outbursts and blasphemous proclamations. One writes and performs songs which shed light on local folklore from a new angle, in a controlled and sympathetic manner; the other batters hell out of their instruments and punks things up in an attempt to start a party, or a riot, or simply alert the cops.
You can decide which description applies to which band!
However you look at it, it promises to be a great night of folk music, so come along and celebrate Christmas in fine Hull style with Beggar’s Bridge and The Hillbilly Troupe!
Doors open 8.00pm
Show starts 8.30pm