gigs - acoustic

Dunton Folk - Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar in Concert

Dunton Folk Greg Russell Ciaran Algar
Dunton Folk - Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar in Concert
St Mary Magdalene Church

Winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2013.

In 2011 multi-instrumentalist Ciaran (Fiddle, Bouzouki, Guitar, Vocals) met and joined forces with Chester-born Greg (Vocals, Guitar, Bouzouki, English Concertina) to form a duo with an "amazing level of energy, ability and stagecraft" (The Prospect Folk Club, Runcorn). Northwich Folk Club saw the duo’s first live performance and since then they haven’t looked back, receiving great reviews from live performances all over the country. "Such talent in ones so young is endearing anyway, but these two shine in every department" … "So utterly refreshing" (The Topic Folk Club, Bradford).

Dunton Folk - Life and Times - Treasures of the Heartlands

Dunton Folk - Life and Times
Dunton Folk - Life and Times - Treasures of the Heartlands
St Mary Magdalene Church

Dunton Folk - Life and Times
www.duntonfolk.co.uk

Life and Times are Graeme Meek (Guitar, Bouzouki, Vocals) and Barry Goodman (Melodeons, English Concertina, Vocals). Their music has taken them to most of the major folk festivals in England, and to folk clubs from Southampton to Hartlepool, Norwich to Bridgwater (and most places in between!). In recent years they have been resident performers at Hitchin Folk Club, itself established over 40 years! Life & Times won the FATEA Tradition 09 Award which…
“…is presented to the act that have traditional folk at the root of their sound and use it to inspire new songs, tunes and arrangements.”

Life and Times’ music has been featured on both national radio and local radio stations around Britain, and they recently recorded the title music for the award-nominated film The Bedfordshire Clanger. Graeme’s songs have been taken up by a number of other singers, including John Kirkpatrick and Carolyn Robson, while Barry’s tune, “Four Up” appears on Ashley Hutchings’ Grandson of Morris On. Life and Times CDs include Charivari, Marston Vale and Where the Working Boats Went.

TREASURES OF THE HEARTLANDS

An insight in music, song and pictures into the little-known but fascinating characters, industries and customs of the county of Bedfordshire. Did you know that midsummer bonfires were once lit on Dunstable Downs? Do you know why Charles Wells gave up a promising career at sea to start his famous brewery? Or that mineral water was once produced in the town of Flitwick, and a highwayman called Henry Claydon once lived there? With Life and Times’ performance of songs about Bedfordshire stories, customs and legends you will be informed, enlightened and entertained. Who knows..? You might even want to go there!

Dunton Folk - Lucy Ward in Concert

Duntn Folk - Lucy Ward
Dunton Folk - Lucy Ward in Concert
St Mary Magdalene Church

Dunton Folk - Lucy Ward in Concert
www.duntonfolk.co.uk

Lucy Ward is an award winning 23 year old acoustic artist from Derby. She plays guitar, ukulele and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument.

After winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Lucy’s career has gone from strength to strength establishing herself as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a full capacity audience on her Cambridge Folk Festival debut. Recently, her name has appeared on the big screen - she wrote and performed the soundtrack for a new documentary film called Folie a Deux (directed by Kim Hopkins) which premiered in Amsterdam in November 2012.

Her debut album “Adelphi Has To Fly” was released in June 2011 by Navigator Records and was met with widespread critical acclaim both nationally and further afield. She was named by MOJO as ‘Britfolk’s most vibrant and forthright new young talent’ and attracted four star reviews from The Guardian and Maverick Magazine among others.

"Lucy, is a breath taking presence on stage. Her unpretentious outlook and warmth melts the hearts of audiences. Her disarming personality, pitch perfect delivery and the maturity of her songs can reduce an audience to tears, but a Lucy Ward set will always send you away feeling uplifted.” Shrewsbury Folk Festival (2011)

After getting her first guitar at the age of 14, Lucy ventured into acoustic clubs, it was there that she first heard the traditional music that she now loves. Captured by the lyrics and stories of traditional song Lucy delved further into the world of folk music, visiting clubs and sessions up and down the country before getting booked to play gigs in her own right. In 2009 Lucy reached the final of the BBC Young Folk Award and she hasn’t looked back since!

SHINDIG - Rue Royale // Subzar // Retrospective Soundtrack Players

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SHINDIG - Rue Royale // Subzar // Retrospective Soundtrack Players
St Philips Church

£8 on the door / £6 advance
Tickets on sale here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/201922
Or like our page to be on the £6 list: http://www.facebook.com/shindiggig

New years SHINDIG promising a wealth of quasi-acoustic loveliness in a beautiful setting, welcoming Anglo-American husband-wife duo (& clear DIY geniuses) Rue Royale to Cambridge. Welcome guys :)

Joining them will be four-piece instrumentalists Subzar, encompassing in their number guitars, cello and a violin, performing works from their narrative concept EP 'I am Not Here Yet'. Encompassing members of the late & great band The Dawn Chorus, the Retrospective Soundtrack Players "may not be the world's greatest punk/rock/folk/pop concept band, but are in the top one" - writing albums soundtracking their favourite old films and books.

As the latent theme seems to be narrative, the door is open for some of Cambridge's secret enclave of storytellers to get up to the mic. At present date of writing, this includes Allographic and Hammer and Tongue's Fay Roberts, author J.S. Watts, and recently self-published Emily Scialom. It'll be grand :)

Rue Royale:
http://rueroyalemusic.com/

Subzar:
http://subzar.bandcamp.com/

The Retrospective Soundtrack Players:
http://retrospectivesoundtrackplayers.blogspot.co.uk/

Tim Edey - Celtic Christmas Concert

Tim Edey - Dunton Folk
Tim Edey - Celtic Christmas Concert
St Mary Magdalene Church

Dunton Folk is very excited to present a Christmas Celtic concert from Tim Edey

At just 32 years old, Tim Edey is the current BBC Radio Two Folk Musician of the Year and one half of the Best Duo 2012 award with harmonica guru Brendan Power.

Tim's own solo albums (of which there are five) have been popular in Ireland and the UK as well as Europe. Touring in Austria to standing ovations with his Collective trio in 2011 was one career highlight, another was playing the legendary Celtic Colours festival in Canada in 2011 - where he also recorded a duo album with multi-award winning Canadian artist JP Cormier (due out late 2012).

Playing more than eight instruments to a virtuoso standard, Tim mainly uses the Melodeon and button accordeon and nylon strung guitar. He now also adds being a rather shy but fine voiced singer to the stage.

Tickets are £10 each and can be reserved in advance by e mailing duntonfolk@hotmail.co.uk or telephoning Simon (01767 310 424) or Andy (01767 316 124)

Please also check out our web site www.duntonfolk.co.uk.

St Mary Magdalene Church

St Mary Magdalene Church

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SHINDIG - Tenebrous Liar // Inigo // Holden Girls

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SHINDIG - Tenebrous Liar // Inigo // Holden Girls
The Round Church

Advance tickets on sale here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/191534
Or like our page to be on the £6 list: http://www.facebook.com/shindiggig

SHINDIG return, offering once again a unique evening of multimedia entertainment & artistry. We welcome deft songstress Laura McGarrigle back from her self-imposed exile on the continent just in time to release her debut EP, as well as the brooding noise antics of Tenebrous Liar - little-known overlords of a somewhat rougher universe. Local lads Holden Girls will be on hand too, providing their seamless brand of shoegazey dream-pop.

The evening exhibits work by surrealist photographer & Art Salon contributor Karl Dmitri Bishop, commissioned to produce imagery in response to the above. His highly constructed shots veil their subjects in obscurity like scenes from dreams, exploring themes such as spirituality and gender.

Tenebrous Liar:
http://www.tenebrousliar.com/

Inigo:
http://soundcloud.com/coco-lico

Holden Girls:
http://holdengirls.bandcamp.com/

Karl Dmitri Bishop:
http://karldmitribishop.blogspot.co.uk/

FLACK Fundraiser: Glenn Hutchinson, Toby Peters + Friends

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FLACK Fundraiser: Glenn Hutchinson, Toby Peters + Friends
CB2

Hosted by Glenn Hutchinson and Toby Peters, CB2’s upstairs area is set to become a bustling hubbub of musical and spoken word performance in aid of FLACK Magazine – a local charity working creatively with people who’ve experienced homelessness.

Glenn Hutchinson is a poet of some renown, originally from Northern Ireland but now finding himself here in Cambridge. He has published several works, notably the collection “On the Border”, and is very much looking forward to reading publically again.

Toby Peters is a musician & filmmaker, currently employed as FLACK’s artist in residence. In 2010 he was awarded the TalkTalk Digital Heroes award for his inspirational contribution to FLACK and unique digital film making. His personal experience of homelessness gives him great empathy in his work.

FLACK Magazine works with people’s potential, not their problems, producing a monthly magazine full of articles, artwork and listings unique to Cambridge. Why not grab a copy on the night?

Donations welcome instead of entry fee :-)

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright
New Theatre Oxford

Affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. He is the son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, and brother of Martha Wainwright, but Rufus has achieved his success by carving out his own singular sound in the worlds of rock, opera, theatre, dance and film.

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue
New Theatre Oxford

Oxford’s all-male a cappella group and stars of Britain’s Got Talent take to the stage for their annual all-vocal extravaganza, showcasing their award-winning combination of vibrant vocals, outrageously unprofessional choreography and occasionally intentional comedy for two nights only! With music ranging from Stevie Wonder to Jessie J, be blown away by these local boys’ touching musicality and irrepressible energy.

'True, simple entertainment' ***** What’s on Stage

'If you don’t enjoy yourself you’re officially the curmudgeon of the millennium' The Scotsman

'Brilliant!' Michael McIntyre

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