Ben Walker was recently hailed as ‘one of the best acoustic guitarists in the world’ by Total Guitar magazine. A BBC Folk Award winner, a versatile producer as well as a celebrated instrumentalist, he has a passion for putting old jewels in new settings, for bringing together traditional and contemporary music and for playing it like no-one else.
With six critically acclaimed albums as a duo with Josienne Clarke and more than fifty as a producer of other artists, Ben’s signature style has been sought after from punk to Proms. His music has been described as ‘thoughtful’ ( Guardian ), ‘deft’ ( Telegraph ) and even ‘legendary’ ( Morning Star ).
The Fox on the Downs , Ben’s first solo record, a deceptively simple, self-released instrumental EP came out in 2018. Mark Radcliffe jumped on it for Radio 2. Reviewers pronounced it ‘jawdropping’ ( Folk Radio UK ), and ‘almost obscenely good’ ( Fatea ), calling for a full album soon to follow. Echo will be released in the Summer of 2019.
Ben is keen to share some of the lost treasures of our folk heritage and their stories, alongside his own compelling original compositions in this intimate instrumental set.
Book a table for pre-concert dining
Acapela Studio provides pre-concert dining between 6.00pm and 7.45pm from our wood burning pizza oven. To view the current menu visit here. To book a table online, select the date of your event, number of diners and time you require table. The times shown are the only vacancies left. Please complete your email and phone number as this is required to ensure your table is allocated. You will receive confirmation of your booking by email and text.
PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE RELIES ON THE INCOME FROM DINING TO ENSURE WE CAN BOOK ALL THE GREAT ACTS PERFORMING.
- All seating at tables must purchase a pizza - so please do not book a table if not eating.
- Please ensure that you arrive 10 minutes before the time slot allocated to order your pizzas prior to your booking time.
- Tables not seated within 15 minutes of the allocated time may be lost and allocated to other audience members wishing to order pizzas.
- If you wish to book a table for 8 or more please email email@example.com
Please note that all of our pizzas are made fresh to order and cooked in an authentic wood-fired oven. It may take up to 45 minutes to be served during busy periods.