October 27 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Arquebus is a dynamic Somerset based folk trio formed by local guitarist, Sam Patten. With a mixture of foot stomping fiddle tunes and upbeat songs, playing with the energy of a band that loves what it does, this is not to be missed. The programme will be a mixture self-written songs and traditional tunes- jigs, reels and hornpipes.
‘The name is a long story, says Sam Patten, ‘but basically an arquebus was one of the first types of musket from the 15th century. It all comes from a comment someone made when we first started about how the arquebus was a bit hit & miss and you would basically set fire to it and hope for the best. Our bass player joked that it was a bit like our playing and the name stuck.’
He added: ‘Yeah we just liked the sound of it and again as our bass player is fond if saying, much like the gun there’s a certain amount if backfiring!’