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Hello, I’m Robbie!

Please have a butchers at the things I’ve done and do!

About

Hailing from North Staffordshire, Robbie Sherratt is an innovative freelance fiddler, known for his ability to genre-hop at the blink of an eye. Whilst being of the open minded sort, his roots in traditional Folk music remain the basis of his pursuit for new music.

“Not only a naturally brilliant musician; Robbie is a great performer whose light shines like a beacon amongst the many talented players of today.”
Tom McConville

“I can grow old now knowing that the fiddle is in good hands.”
Ric Sanders

Photo – In concert with Tom McConville. Taken by Martin Snodin.

Provenance

Official release on Friday 6 July 2018, my debut album ‘Provenance’ draws from traditional music and melodies in and around my home county, Staffordshire. It is themed upon my personal search for provenance, past and present and draws from wider musical interests and influences. Arrangements flourished and were largely completed whilst I studied composition under the guidance of, Finnish composer and pianist, Timo Alakotila in Helsinki.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ian Stephenson at Simpson Street Studios, in Gateshead and Northumberland. I perform the music and songs with 6 fabulous musicians, using a choice of instruments influenced by a range of sources including eighteenth-century west gallery bands. It plays for 50 minutes and there is a 12 page booklet included, with photos and comments, including provenance of the tracks.

The album in CD format is priced at £12 with free UK postage and payment using PayPal, including credit or debit card payment for non-members, via PayPal’s secure payment link below. No purchases will be accepted for delivery outside the UK, without first messaging me and us agreeing an additional cost.




Contact

If you’re interested in lessons, gig bookings, or anything really, please don’t hesitate to send me a message using the contact form.

Glastonbury Official photograph of myself and Jolly Jock, whilst playing in the occasionally amazing ‘Biggles Wartime Band’.

The header alternates from a photograph taken by Klaus Elfving of Helsinki Ceilidh Band with two of myself and Eva Väljaots, one of which while playing at Tallinn Dance Club, taken by Leanne Barbo and the other taken by Lorna Davies during Peace Through Folk’s ‘Great Musical Get Together’, in the Staffordshire Moorlands along with a photo taken by Mikko Malmivaara at Nordic Dance Club, Helsinki.