Self-described “street kid” from the Bronx Bruce Molsky will be performing at Rhydycroesau Village Hall.

Molsky bailed on college and big city life for a cold-water cabin in Virginia in the 1970s. His mission? To soak up the passion that was dramatically upending his parent’s life plan for him – authentic Appalachian mountain music – at the feet of its legendary pioneers, old masters who are now long gone.

Today, Bruce Molsky is one of the most revered “multi-hyphenated career” ambassadors for America’s old-time mountain music.

For decades, he’s been a globetrotting performer, ethnomusicologist and educator, a recording artist with an expansive discography including seven solo albums, well over a dozen collaborations and two Grammy-nominations.

Molsky digs deep to transport audiences to another time and place, with his authentic feel for and the unearthing of almost-forgotten rarities from the Southern Appalachian songbook.

Rhydycroesau Village Hall, Rhydycroesau, Oswestry SY10 7PS Sunday December 9 at


Tickets cost £10 from Rowanthorn, Old Chapel Court, Oswestry (between Church St and English Walls), or from 01691 791500 or