Balter, Gina Dootson – The Fulford Arms

Balter are a contemporary folk quartet who have emerged from the music scene in Newcastle. Leaning heavily towards their shared love of Scottish music, they combine traditional and original material with percussive step-dance to create a high energy, driven sound which complements and stretches their traditional influences. The interplay between two fiddles, mandolin and accordion generates a distinctive sound which explores new textures; gelled together with intricate arrangements.

Taking to the stage with exuberance and an infectious live energy, Balter have been performing extensively around the North East of England and Scotland and have began to extend their audiences further afield. The band will be playing at the Fulford Arms on Wednesday 25th July, and this will be their first ever gig in york, marking the release of their new EP.

Support comes from Gina Dootson and tickets are £8 OTD and £6 in advance. For more information and tickets head to