Famous English Musician, Paul Sartin, dies at 51

Paul Sartin was an English singer, instrumentalist, composer, and arranger, who specialized in oboe and violin. He was most known for his work with the folk band Bellowhead, but also played with three-piece Faustus and the folk/comedy pair Belshazzar’s Feast.

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The traditional violinist died unexpectedly on Wednesday 14 September

Bellowhead violinist, Paul Sartin died unexpectedly on Wednesday 14 September aged 51. ‘It is with great sadness that we must announce the departure of our dear Paul, who departed us abruptly yesterday evening,’ his family revealed in a statement on 15 September.

‘We know that he was someone who brought amazing music into your lives and that so many of you counted him as a close and dear friend.’ ‘We were blessed to share a stage with this brilliant artist and good, good, friend,’ Bellowhead stated in a tweet. ‘Our heartfelt condolences go out to his mother and the lads he was so proud of.’

Paul Sartin Age, Family, Early Life

Paul Sartin was born on 20 February 1971(51 years old) in Willesden, London, England. He holds British nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity. His Zodiac sign is Pisces.

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On Paul Sartin’s parents, there is currently no information known.

Paul Sartin Wife, What about his Relationship?

There isn’t any information regarding Paul Sartin’s relationship. If we find any information about his relationship we will update you later.

Paul Sartin Career, What was his profession?

Upon leaving Oxford University, Sartin sang as a lay clerk at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, a role he held for five years. During that era, he received a diploma – Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music – and was invited to join the band Life Of Reilly, which at that time also contained his future colleague Paul Hutchinson. However, in 1995 they left to establish the duo Belshazzar’s Feast. The duo began performing for ceilidhs and social dances but acquired a concert repertoire and a reputation for musical humor.

In 1998, he formed the folk band, Dr. Faustus, alongside Tim van Eyken, Benji Kirkpatrick, and Robert Harbron, with the goal of playing English folk music. The band did outreach work with charities Superact and Live Music Now and produced two albums – The First Cut and Wager – before separating in 2005. He took up a post as vocal tutor at St Edward’s School, Oxford in 1999, commenced singing as a deputy lay clerk in Winchester Cathedral choir in 2000, and began directing the Andover Museum Loft Singers, a non-auditioning community choir headquartered in Andover, Hampshire, in 2001.

The Bellowhead Songbook, curated by Sartin, was published by Faber Music and distributed in 2014. Made In The Great War, a piece built around the history of a pre-war violin in Sam Sweeney’s possession, has toured annually since 2014. Sartin played oboe, cor anglais, and violin in the work. He also composed, notably numerous works for the theatre.

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Works include The Hartlepool Monkey for Streetwise Opera, nominated for a BASCA award; a revamp of Peter Bellamy’s The Transports for Sidmouth Folk Festival in 2011; Changing Places… or What Dobbin Saw for Broadstairs Folk Festival; and The Seven Joys of Mary for the Choir of Somerville College, Oxford.

Sartin hosted BBC Four’s Christmas session, broadcast in 2009, which featured Bellowhead and Belshazzar’s Feast alongside Jim Moray, The Unthanks, Thea Gilmore, and Lisa Knapp. He has also been on BBC Radio 2’s Clare Balding Show and BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and The Choir. In 2016 he appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Playing The Skyline, creating and playing music based on a view over Oxfordshire. In August 2022 he talked about Vaughan Williams’s relationship to English folk music on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row.

How much is Paul Sartin Net Worth?

Paul Sartin has not disclosed his financial details. Thus it is hard to estimate his net worth.

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Which school and college did he go to?

Paul Sartin was educated at Anson Primary School, Highgate School, on an assisted place, and subsequently went to the Purcell School for Young Musicians, again on an assisted place through Brent music service

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

Paul Sartin is not active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Physical Appearance of Paul Sartin’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorBlack
Eye colorBlack
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Paul Sartin’s should be knows

Zodiac signBritish
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