Musical siblings play for Musicport

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MUSICAL siblings Marry Waterson and Oliver Knight play a Musicport gig in Whitby on Saturday.

Part of the Waterson dynasty of Robin Hoods Bay, the duo grew up immersed in traditional song.

The combination of Waterson’s rich, striking vocals and Knight’s talents as guitarist, composer and arranger have created an original and distinctive style.

Knight is known for collaborations with his mother, Lal Waterson, on landmark albums Once in a Blue Moon and A Bed of Roses.

They will perform tracks from their debut album, The Days That Shaped Me, which is getting great reviews. It became an Uncut album of the week and won four stars in the Scotsman.

The album features guest appearances from the duo’s cousin Eliza Carthy, Kathryn Williams and James Yorkston.

They will be joined on Saturday by Emily Portman, who was nominated for two awards at this year’s BBC2 folk awards. The support act is Bridlington duo Sea Fret, who played at last year’s Musicport festival.

Saturday’s gig is at the Coliseum at 8pm.

Tickets cost £8 in advance and £10 on the door and can be booked by ringing 01947 605089.

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