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JENNY HVAL, Tuesday 5 June, 7.30pm

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on JENNY HVAL, Tuesday 5 June, 7.30pm

JENNY HVAL, Tuesday 5 June, 7.30pm

Norwegian multidisciplinary artist and writer Jenny Hval has developed her distinct take on intimate sound since the release of her debut album in 2006. For her last two solo albums, 2013’s Innocence Is Kinky and 2015’s Apocalypse, girl, Hval’s debut for Sacred Bones, she has received thoughtful and widespread international acclaim for her fascinating voice, singular delivery and markedly non-traditional arrangements which incorporate elements of poetry, prose writing, performance art, and film. The New York Times defines her writing as “taking a scalpel to the subjects of...

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MARA SIMPSON & Victoria Park Singers – 24 May 2018, 7.30pm

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MARA SIMPSON & Victoria Park Singers – 24 May 2018, 7.30pm

Mara Simpson Mara is a British songwriter who has captivated audiences around the world with her soulful melodies, rich lyricism, unassuming charm and wicked laugh. With a style of songwriting equally as eclectic as her background, Mara delivers an old soul voice with a unique perspective, quoted by New Zealand Musician Magazine as ‘Soulful, sincere, warm, rich and intimate. Simpson’s influences come from a veritable melting pot of acoustic genres, the result is a perfectly balanced blend of folk, blues, and Americana. Victoria Park Singers is a non-auditioned community choir formed by...

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Damien Jurado, Thursday 15 March, 7.30pm: An Acoustic Journey Through Maraqopa

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on Damien Jurado, Thursday 15 March, 7.30pm: An Acoustic Journey Through Maraqopa

Damien Jurado, Thursday 15 March, 7.30pm: An Acoustic Journey Through Maraqopa

Introspective American folk music from a Seattle based artist with influences such as Randy Newman, Neil Young, Lou Reed and Sonic Youth. Currently, Jurado releases music on the Secretly Canadian label, touring and writing music in between teaching kindergarten. An interesting facet of his music is his tendency towards experimentation, often using found sound and field recordings in his work. Providing the ideal entry point for neophytes and an intoxicating aural high for the faithful, Damien Jurado’s latest opus extends the hot streak ignited by 2012’s Maraqopa and its 2014...

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International Women’s Day Concert: COVEN, Thursday 8 March, 7.30pm – O’Hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery and Grace Petrie

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on International Women’s Day Concert: COVEN, Thursday 8 March, 7.30pm – O’Hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery and Grace Petrie

International Women’s Day Concert: COVEN, Thursday 8 March, 7.30pm – O’Hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery and Grace Petrie

Coven are a collective of three of the British folk scene’s finest, most formidable and forthright female acts, taking to the stage to celebrate International Women’s Day in a week of unforgettable concerts. The exquisitely harmonic songwriting duo and BBC 6 Music favourites O’Hooley & Tidow will be joined by the enchanting BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter, activist and performer Grace Petrie. Debuting their new EP, experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women performing individually and...

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Shake the Chains, Songs of Social Change, Resistance & Protest

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on Shake the Chains, Songs of Social Change, Resistance & Protest

Shake the Chains, Songs of Social Change, Resistance & Protest

Saturday 3rd February 2018 Doors 7:00pm, Live Music 7:30pm And special guests Leon Rosselson & Grace Petrie   Shake the Chains – a touring commission of new and classic protest songs, With Nancy Kerr, Greg Russell, Findlay Napier, Hannah Martin & Tim Yates “Eclectic and adventurous…. A classy affair”- The Guardian **** “A remarkable and moving exploration of the common ground between folk music and the politics of protest”- Folk Radio “Moving, pertinent, and a clear sign that the UK folk scene does retain a political impetus”- RnR magazine Shake the Chains is...

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MYKUR – Folksange, Monday 22 January, 7.30pm

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MYKUR – Folksange, Monday 22 January, 7.30pm

Since inception, Danish artist Myrkur has been in a class of her own. The classically trained multi- instrumentalist leads a one-woman project known for combining the raw, masculine energy of second-wave black metal, with an ethereal, sophisticated virtue. It is these latter qualities which will be distilled into an exclusive series of performances entitled Myrkur: Folkesange. Says Myrkur: “I am beyond excited to embark on my Folkesange tour. I will perform traditional Nordic folk songs and acoustic versions of my own compositions, both from my debut and new record ‘Mareridt’. I am...

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