Ed Hicks – folk musician

Ed Hicks plays banjo for Spitalfields Music at the city farmEd Hicks is a banjoist, songster, irreverent folk-activist, performer, educator and animateur based in London.

Ed plays 5-string banjo (clawhammer and 3-fingers styles), guitar, fiddle, plectrum jazz banjo, ukulele, anglo concertina and sings.

Ed specialises in frailing/clawhammer style old time banjo and plectrum jazz banjo.  Ed has toured and worked internationally as both a musician and as a musician performer in theatre shows.  Some of the companies and bands Ed has worked for include Ramshacklicious Theatre CoCut a Shine, The Honk Project, Sam Lee, The Popcorn Cinema band, Aaron Jonah LewisThe Imaginary String Band, Sleepy Ed Hicks, The Cockney Awkestra and The London Dixieland Jazz Band.

Ed works regularly as a music workshop leader for the English Folk Dance and Song Society and runs the school folk band at St Marylebone School in London.  He has trained in music workshop leading with Spitalfields Music, EFDSS, Music for Change, Musicleader, Sing Up, Folk Arts England, Platform for Arts and the Discover Centre.

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