Snowdrop Music presents

Faustus + Rosie Hodgson & Rowan Pigott

October 21, 2018

Main House: Seated

Faustus are three of the leading lights of their folk generation: Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead), Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast). Rooted deeply in the English tradition, in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

Benji Kirkpatrick was a key member of the recently disbanded folk big band and BBC Award winners Bellowhead. He spent three years in the Seth Lakeman Band having featured on Seth’s successful releases Kitty Jay and Freedom Fields. He has also released four solo albums, the latest Hendrix Songs, saw him strip back the songs of his hero and set them in a new, acoustic light. Benji has also worked with numerous other artists including Oysterband, John Jones, Maddy Prior (Steeleye Span), Thea Gilmore and Joan as Police Woman.

Saul Rose was a long time member of Waterson: Carthy, winning two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards with Broken Ground and forming a duo with Eliza Carthy. The double album Red Rice, of which Saul was an integral part of the ‘Rice’ half, was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 1998. More recently Saul has joined Whapweasel, played in Ruth Notman’s band, and formed a duo with James Delarre (Mawkin). He is a founder member of new folk big band Eliza Carthy and The Wayward band. He was nominated for the Musician of The Year award in the 2010 BBC Folk Awards and during 2011 took the part of Songman in the West End play War Horse.

Paul Sartin was a member of the late Bellowhead, as well as BBC Folk Award-nominated duo Belshazzar’s Feast, Paul is Director of the Andover Museum Loft Singers. Following the Bellowhead Songbook, his latest publication is Community Choirs Folk for Faber Music. Recent broadcast appearances include BBC Radio 2’s Clare Balding Show and BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and The Choir.

Joining Faustus will be local Midhurst duo Rosie Hodgson and Rowan Pigott.

Upcoming Performances


Faustus + Rosie Hodgson & Rowan Pigott
Date & Time: Sun 21 Oct, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm)
Tickets: £16 (£14 conc.)
Age: 14+, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult