Our monthly "Ashcroft Presents" showcase welcomes local favourites, up-and-coming artists and special guests. Discover a wealth of talent on your doorstep. Try out new music, unearth local gems and expand your playlist with our varied quality selection of live music each month.
Jack Warnock is a multi-instrumentalist and singer from Maghera, Co. Derry.
Throughout his career Jack has performed as a soloist, accompanist, and in groups such as TRODA, Cóiriú and The Doc Flock. He has performed at events, festivals, and venues across the world.
In recent years Jack has been nominated for the prestigious BBC Young Folk Award, won the Senior Accompaniment Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, and received the ‘Young Musician’s Platform’ award from ACNI and BBC NI.
Absorbing music from an early age and playing piano from the age of seven, Jack’s love of trad would really blossom when he picked up the guitar in his teens. He quickly fell in love with the tunes and songs that seemed to surround him, and that was that - his calling was clear. His guitar style has been guided and influenced by many greats, including John Doyle, Tim Edey, Ed Boyd, Tony McManus and Seamie O’Dowd, to name but a few.
An avid Gaeilgeoir, Jack performs songs in both Irish and English. His compositions and selections are steeped in storytelling, as he embraces the lineage of folk music in its truest form.
Harrison Rhys is a singer/songwriter from Portsmouth who has been performing around Hampshire and surrounding areas for the last 5 years, including several performances at both Victorious and Wickham Festivals, a South Coast tour in 2021, supporting The Lottery Winners on their UK tour as well as headlining two of his own shows at iconic South Coast venues.
His original music has featured on BBC Music Introducing and BBC Radio Leicester as well as many local and regional radio stations.
Event: Friday 1 December, 7.30pm
Tickets: £7 advance, £10 on the door, £5 young person (aged 14-25)