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.
Founder members of modern folk icons Bellowhead, Spiers and Boden are described by the Guardian as “the finest instrumental duo on the traditional scene.”
Together they have made the genre of spontaneous, punky English folk very much their own stomping ground.
“Joyousness reigns.” …The Observer
Tickets £12, £10
In association with Carn to Cove
Moscow Drug Club….is a curious musical place where certain elements of 1930’s Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet, have a few to drink and stagger arm in arm into the darkness of some eastern European cobbled street on a mission to find the bar where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an afterhours jam with the local Tziganes.
Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jacques Brel, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits & Bertolt Brecht, Moscow Drug Club provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience.
You are cordially invited to share a wry smile with us as you enter the darkly comic world of Moscow Drug Club…..this way please & mind the stairs!
“The best entertainment we have ever had!”
“The music, songs and your voice were amazingly evocative, beautiful and inspiring, such originality just like the band’s name.“ Rural touring audiences
FROM THEIR WEBSITE
In the darkness of late winter,
In a shady watering hole South of the river, in Bristol…
North American chanteuse & purveyor of lyrical adventures, Katya Gorrie
And International guitar virtuoso Denny Ilett were having a quiet drink.
A good excuse to come in from the cold.
Through the door walked an old friend who also happens to be a fantastic jazz trumpeter.
The three of them found themselves chatting about the swing music of the 1930’s & 40’s, German Cabaret Songs, and the Parisian songwriters of the 50’s. An idea had started…
Not long after this fateful meeting, the three friends met a young classically trained accordionist from Poland, whose passion for French musette and Argentinian tango was infectious and inspiring. The four musicians started to create a small set of music derived from these ideas. Finally, long time comrade and exceptional double bassist Andy Crowdy was called in to complete the quintet, and Moscow Drug Club was formed.
Early gigs in the bars and clubs of Bristol provided evidence that Moscow Drug Club made a noise that made people happy….
“Moscow Drug Club….brilliantly rendered, crowd pleasing cabaret tuneage raised to the level of magnificence by virtuosic playing!”
“Moscow Drug Club played a beautiful set consisting of musical talent beyond technology, fx pedals and amp make, reminding us all of where music came from and what it is about.”
“Moscow Drug Club’s amazing talent left me and all of those around me baying for more…”
£8 (concessions £6 Children £5)
A rare chance to see one of the greatest of all Irish singers and musicians, in an intimate solo show. Andy has been hailed as “a tradition in himself ”, and has spent a 50+ year career playing in a dazzling variety of bands, notably Planxty and Patrick Street, and with such names as Christy Moore, Paul Brady and Dick Gaughan.
Tickets £12.50 Children half priceBook Online
“Welcome to the world of prog folk… Moulettes are among the current leading practitioners of the sub-genre. They are like a cross between Pentangle and the Kronos Quartet by way of Kate Bush and early Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett” – Reuters.
Sounds intriguing? Book early to avoid disappointment as this band is wildly popular on the festival circuit and we expect high demand for tickets.
Tickets £11/£10/£5 (children)