Dilettante

Escape to Freight Island - The Plant Room

Dilettante (pronounced DILL-uh-tont) is the songwriting vehicle of multi-instrumentalist Francesca Pidgeon.  

Primarily a guitarist and singer but, owing to chronic introversion, she taught herself clarinet, sax and piano and bought a loop pedal in an attempt to avoid human contact. This endeavour ultimately proved futile and she enlisted the aid of bassist Aaron Collins-Wood and drummer Jack Mee.  

“That fusion of forward-facing indie and retro-vibing jazz is where she’s at her most comfortable. St. Vincent and David Byrne’s influence can be clearly heard in the idiosyncratic, left-of-centre grooves.” – Fresh On The Net 

“Dilettante’s soulful, articulate songwriting warms the hearts of those gathered.” – NARC Magazine 

Francesca Pidgeon vocals, guitar, keyboard, saxophone / Aaron Collins-Wood bass / Jack Mee drums & pad 

Whilst you are free to roam around the venue this year, booking a ticket will secure you a seat in The Plant Room for this gig. If you wish to book seats for other gigs in the venue, please complete a separate booking. 

Date: saturday 21 may

Time: 19.00 - 20.45 |

Price: Free ticket (plus booking fee)

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