Rootspring are excited to welcome the very popular, super- fun, foot- stomping acoustic band “Blacksmith” to our venue.
Blacksmith’s repertoire contains Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, English, Irish and Scottish Traditional, a capella Rap, Modern and Ancient Pop, Hard Rock and Boeremusiek – so no single focus then, but a reflection of a band that has been going for over 40 years.
We play numbers we enjoy as a band, and happily our audiences seem to like them too. New blood injects new life into the band, brings new material and keeps us fresh. We have recorded four albums which we usually sell at performances.
Blacksmith was started in Port Elizabeth at the Four Winds Folk Club in the early 1970’s, and continued in Cape Town from 1975. Founding members are Neil Harvey (since 1970) on guitar, harmonica, mandolin and vocals and Nielen Prinsloo (since 1975) on banjo, guitar, mandolin, upright bass and vocals. Current members include James Harvey (accordion, Celtic harp, upright bass, whistles, vocals) and James Hall (fiddle and vocals).
Doors open- 18h30 (First act)
Show starts – 19h00 (Sharp)
Interval – 19h45 (Second act)
Show resumes – 20h00
Pre orders for food are essential with ticket purchase on Quicket.
We provide the glasses.
PLEASE make use of the ample parking just 100 meters away. We will have a reputable car guard watching closely over your cars.