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LUMEN CHOIR: MUSIC IN NATURE, 12 August, 7.30pm

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LUMEN CHOIR: MUSIC IN NATURE, 12 August, 7.30pm

A choral celebration of Summer, featuring a mixture of sacred, secular and traditional madrigals and part songs. The concert is free to attend, no ticket is needed, and will be followed by a drinks reception in the church. Music to include: Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal – Paul Mealor The Road Home – Stephen Paulus The Blue Bird – Charles Stanford She Moved Through the Fair – Daryl Runswick Wayfaring Stranger – JJ Hutchings Earth Song – Frank Ticheli   Founded by Benjamin Thiele-Long in 2016, Lumen is a small London based amateur chamber choir,...

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MEKONS, Sat 15 July, 7pm

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MEKONS, Sat 15 July, 7pm

“The Mekons are the most revolutionary group in the history of rock ‘n’ roll.” —Lester Bangs Mekons begin their 40th anniversary tour with an acoustic show in the beautiful St John on Bethnal Green, designed by Sir John Soane. Doors 7pm, onstage 8pm Sonic adventurers, punk rock fundamentalists, exuberant Luddites, willing outcasts, the genre-defying Mekons formed in Leeds, England in 1977 and this year they celebrate their 40th anniversary. Born from the emerging British punk scene, they progressed from art students with no musical skills to the prolific, raucous progeny of Hank...

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Mersault – Saturday 1 July, 8pm

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Mersault – Saturday 1 July, 8pm

Meursault is a creative offspring of Edinburgh’s champion of epic lo-fi Neil Pennycook, who describes it as ‘a solo project with a revolving cast of friends/musicians.’ Since their debut Song, By Toad release in 2009, they made appearances at major music festivals (SXSW, Glastonbury, T in the Park, End of the Road) and received critical praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Drowned in Sound, The Skinny and The Line of Best Fit. In 2013, Meursault’s third album, Something for the Weakened, was nominated for the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) award. After a break of...

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RICHARD DAWSON, 22 June, 7.30pm

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RICHARD DAWSON, 22 June, 7.30pm

RICHARD DAWSON can never been accused by listeners of a lack of artistic ambition. Whether they got on at the last stop – the 4 track Tyneside-Trout-Mask-through a-Vic and Bob-filter of ‘Nothing Important’ – or earlier in the journey, with ‘The Glass Trunk’s visceral song cycle or ‘The Magic Bridge’s sombre revels. Devotees of his earlier recordings will be at once intrigued by and slightly fearful of the prospect of a record that could make those three landmark releases look like formative work. ‘Peasant’ is that album, released on...

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HEIDI TALBOT, WEDNESDAY 24 MAY, 7.30pm

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HEIDI TALBOT, WEDNESDAY 24 MAY, 7.30pm

Over the past ten years Heidi has performed all over North and South America, the United Kingdom and Europe, Australia and New Zealand performing in the finest concert halls and international festivals. She is equally at home in front of a symphony orchestra, a performing arts center, a folk festival or even at the White House. Heidi has been nominated for folk singer of the year and best traditional song by BBC Radio 2, best live act by the Scottish traditional music awards and best female vocalist at The Irish Music Awards. She has shared the stage and recorded with Eddi Reader, Idlewild,...

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Tuesday 18 April, 7.30pm Tickets £16.90 “The arrangements of the songs on Impermanence, Brooklyn singer Peter Silberman’s first solo album, are so minimal and sparse that they make his exquisite recordings with his group The Antlers seem positively rococo. On intimate tracks such as Maya and Karuna, Silberman’s croon is accompanied by nothing more than the occasional strum of a guitar. His multi-octave voice is as intense as Jeff Buckley’s or Anohni’s, but it’s vulnerable without being precious or cloying. The dusty ambience is that of 1930s folk and blues recordings – an...

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