Immensely talented singer, songwriter and guitarist, Gren Bartley with three accompanying musicians on strings and percussion. His new album ‘Magnificent Creatures’ was released in May 2015 and received rave reviews. He blends both British and American folk influences and his beautiful finger-picking guitar technique has been much praised, while his songwriting “is continually outstanding in the best poetic lyrical tradition.”
Tickets £11, £10
Flats & Sharps, Cornwall celebrated bluegrass band, will be making their welcome second appearance at the Tolmen Centre on Sunday February 16th 2020.
Delivering energetic, enthusiastic and spirited Bluegrass to audiences all around the world, Flats and Sharps have been performing their unique take on this music for over eight years. Their shows include a wide variety of influences, from a fresh and modern outlook on foot-stomping Bluegrass material through to their powerful and well-crafted original songs, with beautiful moments everywhere in between. Their music perfectly blends strong harmonies and stonking solos, their incredible stage presence and energy create an evening that’ll have you dancing, laughing and singing along in no time.
Celebrated Senegalers composer and praise singer Modou N’Diaye with the Golden Kora Band plays his own personal blend of Afro Mandingue music.
In association with Carn to Cove
Tickets £8, £6 Family £22
‘Diamonds, Gold & Mobile Phones’ is the second, self- produced album by Edd Bateman’s West African Love Affair. The new release is a true romance of cross continental culture and an expression of concern, told in songs of lust for natural resources and longing for a better life by its people. Now with a new lineup back from touring Uganda with Kanda Bongo Man, the story is underpinned by the live dynamite trio of Jeannot Bel’s waterfall style Soukous guitar licks, Felix Ngindu’s hereditary Folklore drum beat and Edd’s omniscient Afro bass.
Expect to dance until you can’t stand.
Tickets £11.Book Online
A quartet of madcap musical Dutchmen, the Busquitos’ music is rooted in trad jazz but may include rock’n’roll, pop and classical tunes. They describe themselves as a “jazzy jivin’ funky funny fiddle super saxy mental mobile great guitar singin’ swingin’ buskin’band”. This event will be downstairs and as the band always aims for some audience participation it promises to be a lively night.
Tickets £11, £10