Patrick Couton will appear at the Gargrave Autoharp Festival, 27, 28, 29 June 2014, Yorkshire, England...
Patrick Couton is the French jazz autoharper - it is a quite different style and approach to the instrument. Patrick will perform at our Grand Concert on Saturday June 28, will play at our pub music sessions - and will generally be a genial musical presence.
The following weekend, the first weekend in July, the Tour de France starts in Yorkshire - and it seemed sensible to exploit the French connection and give the autoharp some international media attention with this invitation to Patrick Couton. A local Leeds & Liverpool Canal boat club is sponsoring Patrick Couton's journey to Gargrave...
(Patrick Couton's other job is that he translates Terry Pratchett into French.)
Our other star performers in Gargrave are Mike Fenton, Heather Farrell-Roberts, Nadine White and Ian White, and Guy Padfield.