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HBTS8 – Saturday 3rd February 2018

After a fabulous day of Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp at HBTS7, we’ve been busy setting the scene for 2018. Some very interesting plans are now afoot and we can confirm that our theme for 2018 is..

Busking and In-Your-Face Harmonica.

And without further ado, we are proud to announce the first act in our stellar lineup for HBTS8. Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you The Brothers of Mothershovel.

The Brothers of Mothershovel may not be widely known amongst harmonica fans – yet – but true to our slogan a breath of fresh air, it would be remiss if we didn’t bring this important emerging talent to the attention the wider harping community.

We’ve fallen in love with The Brothers’ anarchic approach to music and the harmonica and we’re certain you’ll love them too. We’re all in for a proper old shindig, that’s for sure. And the BoM’s latest CD, Umcha, Umcha is absolute killer. Grab yourself a copy.

We look forward to announcing further news of our 2018 artists and workshop leaders in the coming weeks.

Hohner Rocket Amp 8If you’d like to join us for a full day of workshops, a masterclass, harmonica repair workshop, prize draw, jam session, trade stand and gala evening show featuring international guest stars, tickets will go on sale in September. We recommend booking early before they all go. Because they will!

Stay Tuned.. 
In the meantime, a retrospective look at some of the shenanigans HBTS has been up to in recent years. Here we are on BBC Radio 4‘s harmonica documentary Suck It And See.

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And here’s a reminder of the special message that Paul Jones of Manfred Mann broadcast on his weekly BBC Radio 2 blues hour for HBTS 2016…

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Turn up. Dig it. Tell ALL your friends…