Contemporary folk quartet playing original music inspired by the landscapes, people and stories of the Isles of Scilly.
Incorporating a wide range of instrumental and vocal textures, RIB craft a personal and contemporary sound, firmly rooted in the folk tradition. The individual members bring together a variety of influences and experience: from performing as members of Bellowhead, The Spooky Men’s Chorale and the Maddy Prior Trio; to their own solo projects such as The Little Unsaid and Full of Noises; as well as running folk festivals and events across the Scilly Isles and throughout the UK.
RIB are: John Elliott, Joe Keelan, Piers Lewin, James Sills. Contributing musician: Giles Lewin.
‘This Island of Yours…’ is RIB’s fourth studio album and charts a deeply personal response to the islands. Submissions of poetry, photographs, stories and spoken word have been woven into the fabric of the album by RIB and collated as a physical scrapbook to accompany the recordings. Musically, this is RIB’s most ambitious and idiosyncratic to date, expanding their contemporary folk sound with echoes of electronica, jazz and ambient music. Recorded in their home studio on St Agnes over ten days in April 2017, the album captures a tangible sense of place and sense of space. The album will be released to their Pledge Music supporters on 31st August, with a general release on 13th October.
Praise for 2014’s album ‘On All Sides’:
‘Fresh, energetic and blessed with a light touch’ (Spiral Earth)
‘A real cracker’ (Mike Harding’)
‘A band that is totally happy within its own skin’ (Fatea)
‘Great band!’ (Dustin Hoffman – yes that Dustin Hoffman!)
‘Thank you. You are wonderful’ (Judi Dench – yes that Judi Dench!)
Tickets £11/£10/£5(children)Book Online www.roughislandband.com
A concert of ancient music with Friends in Harmony, United Cornish Lutenists and Jeni Melia.
Pre-show supper available. Pre -booking essential.
Tickets £9, £7 concessions
Coming to us straight from WOMAD, Steve Sogo and Hope Street. He is a young and very dynamic musician from Burundi who took to the guitar in the middle of the civil war to express his wish to live and to live a normal life.This music is pure, original blues. His songs are a cry for life; full of pain and hope.
Steve Sogo makes acoustic, hand made music that can be perfectly combined with African traditional sounds in a perfect reflection of his cultural identity and heritage.
Tickets £9, £8 Children £4
We are delighted to welcome back the amazing band Hope Street from Burundi led by Steven Sogo. No-one who attended last year’s concert by this band – their first ever outside their home country – will forget the scenes as a full house of all ages simply stood up and danced – in the aisles, on the seats, and on stage – to the intensely natural but pulsating music delivered by Steven and Hope Street. The tour went on to Womad and beyond, but we doubt if the atmosphere of that night could have been equalled!
They are back in UK for another visit to Womad and an extended tour – and their return visit to the Tolmen Centre promises another night to remember. Tickets are still only £9 and £8 with children – and it was the kids who set it all going last year – welcome at £4.
Hunter Muskett is an acoustic/electric 4-piece playing distinctive original songs in a folky, bluesy sometimes Americana vein. Great multi-part harmonies and strong songs with a rustic vibe and twist of West Coast rock.
Tickets £11, £10huntermuskett.com