Red Dirt Skinners play Slindon

Red Dirt Skinners are in concert in Slindon on Friday, May 8 at 7.30pm.

Dubbed “the first couple of British country”, the Red Dirt Skinners are the first band in history to succeed at both the British Blues Awards and the British Country Music Awards. The couple are coming from their home in East Sussex to perform at the Coronation Hall.

Tickets are available from Catherine Slee 01243 814604 or Lynn Collins 01243 814376 or email Lynn on gablyn.coll@btinternet.com

The concert has been organised by the Coronation Hall social committee in association with APPLAUSE Rural Touring. APPLAUSE brought Maz O’Conner to Slindon last September. Profits in aid of hall funds.

With a relentless touring schedule, the duo have been described by many as the hardest working band in the business.

In March 2012, the couple returned home from a show to find their house had been burgled. Guitars and jewellery were taken, but more frustratingly, all of their computers which contained six years worth of songwriting ideas had gone too. The couple somehow found a way to see the positive. A month later, they married, and shortly afterwards released an album of songs Home Sweet Home inspired by how they felt about the burglary.