Three-day mini music festival in Buxton this weekend

Habadekuk will perform on Sunday night.
Habadekuk will perform on Sunday night.
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Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre is the place to go for music lovers this bank holiday weekend.

A mini-festival taking place there, 3 Days in May will feature Denmark’s toe-tapping 8-piece Habadekuk who will get audiences up dancing on Sunday night. Also performing will be Irish folk star Luka Bloom on Saturday night and US acoustic blues singer-songwriter Eric Bibb on Friday night.

Powerful horns, toe-tapping fiddle and contagious rhythms characterise Habadekuk – one of Denmark’s leading folk bands. Their music is guaranteed to get you up and dancing, with a vibrant mix of folk, salsa and big band jazz. The lively eight-man band catapults old folk melodies into the 21st century. Expect everything from wild polkas and jigs to lyrical waltzes and rough n’ ready sailor songs in an unforgettable live experience. Habadekuk has taken home no less than five Danish Music Awards – often regarded as the country’s very own GRAMMYs. Joining Habadekuk will be Buxton’s own 8-piece country and western outfit Jori and the Bandoleros, playing covers from the likes of Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.

Saturday 28 May will see Luka Bloom & band take to the Arts Centre stage. The rockster poet Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland’s best-respected contemporary folk artists.

The younger brother of Christy Moore, who sold out the main house in October 2015, Bloom has produced 20 albums since the 1970s. Like many who write songs, Luka’s orchestra of choice is the guitar. What makes his career a little different is his constant search for a new voice within the guitar, brought forth with a whole lot of love over the years. Luka’s support will be 20-year-old Derby rock-chic HARRIET! The songstress has

stirred up lots of attention following performances at Y Not Festival, Osfest, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a BBC Introducing artist on The Beat.

Eric Bibb comes to Buxton following the release of his recent Lead Belly’s Gold album, as part of his much anticipated You Really Got Me Tour. He is one of the leading bluesmen of his generation, with his career has spanning five decades with 36 album releases. Eric was born in New York City and is the son of Leon Bibb, a senior figure on the New York folk scene in the 60s.

Tickets for 3 Days in May are priced at just £16 for Habadekuk, £29.50 for Eric Bibb & Band and £16.50 for Luka Bloom. The venue is offering a special offer, if you book for two concerts get 10 per cent off, or book all three concerts and get 20 per cent off your total booking. To buy tickets or for more information call the Box Office on 0128 72190 or buy online on www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.