Colin Pitts and Mair Thomas (double bill) – Nov 11th

Colin Pitts  

Colin Pitts



With his warm performing style, thought-provoking songs, and his powerful guitar playing, Colin’s tunes and lyrics can cleverly swing the mood of his audience from laughter to tears yet his lovely humour and intimate stories make it effortlessly easy to listen to him.  One can’t help but get involved with these songs.  We look forward to seeing him again soon.”   (Barny’s Live Music, Stroud.) 

Recently Colin has performed solo concerts at a number of Arts Centres in the Midlands and is also a frequent guest performer in Folk Clubs and Festivals such as Bromyard.  Colin’s songs have often been featured on radio in Ohio, USA, as well as a number of internet and local radio shows.  So far Colin has released 5 solo albums.

A number of Colin’s songs are regularly performed in folk clubs, festivals and other venues and several have been recorded.  Most recently “Australian Wine” by Fraser Bruce in Scotland.

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Mair Thomas

Mair Thomas

“Mair was brought up in Montgomeryshire in a musical family. She sings both in English and Welsh, and has a special interest in traditional Welsh songs.

Mair started writing songs in 2003, and has featured on Radio 3’s Late Junction, and Radios Hereford, Worcestershire and Shropshire,  where her song ‘Love Imperfect’ was a record of the week. Mair has also featured as a special guest on Radio Shropshire’s Sunday Folk, hosted by Genevieve Tudor.

Her sound has been favourably compared with the likes of Eva Cassidy,  Janis Ian and Carole King and she has a large and loyal fanbase.

A previous winner of the Shropshire Singer Songwriter competition and winner of the 2020 Tredegar Folk Festival’s Songwriters competition, Mair has performed regularly at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod since 2014. Other local appearances include  the Llangollen’s Women’s Festival, the Ty Pawb Arts Centre in Wrexham, the Llangollen Fringe Acoustica, the British Ironworks Centre, Alexanders in Chester, headlined at Gales of Llangollen, the Beardyfolk Festival, the Festival at the Edge and Brimfield Folk Club

Mair plays regularly at pubs and clubs around Shropshire and the Welsh Borders as well as playing at festivals and folk-clubs all over the UK

She has recently released her new cd of traditional and self-penned songs with tracks in both English and Welsh.”