Two of the UK’s acoustic/folk scene’s finest songwriters join forces for an evening filled with songs and music, chat and banter and intimate insights into their approach to their craft. Head to head, neck to neck (guitar necks that is!) listen in as they rekindle the spontaneity of their late-night living room song swaps.
“Oates has emerged as a frontrunner among the new generation of Brit folkies, marked out by the purity of her voice”…The Observer
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Jackie Oates is a singer and fiddle player hailing from Staffordshire. Her unique treatment of English ballads and songs, and pure, haunting singing style has established her at the forefront of the new English folk revival.
Since appearing as a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2003, she has performed extensively at festivals and venues across the country and beyond, in a solo capacity and with her band. She was a founder member of Northumbrian group and Mercury nominated Rachel Unthank and the Winterset, Jackie is now a permanent member of the folk super-group The Imagined Village as well as touring in her own right.
The end of 2009 saw her album Hyperboreans receive a nomination for the Roots Critics’ Poll Album of the Year, and nominations for the 2010 Folk Awards for Folk Singer of The Year, Album of the Year and Best Traditional Track for ‘Isle Of France’.
In September 2011 Jackie Oates released her fourth studio album titled ‘Saturnine’, featuring contributions from Jim Moray, Karen Tweed and The Claque. Now a major name in the English folk scene, Jackie followed the release with a major round of touring in the UK and abroad and a packed season of festival appearances, with sales of Saturnine eclipsing those of her previous albums.
In 2012 she began an extensive period of research into an area of song that is particularly close to her heart: lullabies. The album ‘Lullabies’ will be released on 18th March 2013 by ECC Records and followed by two Lullabies tours in April and October 2013.
‘Standing out from English folk’s remarkable new wave, Oates has the finest voice of them all…Saturnine shows Oates at the top of her game’ Independent On Saturday (album of the week).
Tristan Seume is one of the UK’s leading acoustic guitarists as a soloist, accompanist and session musician. As well as currently touring with Jackie, he performs at arts centres and festivals all over Europe. He is also a respected tutor, lecturing at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, and is a regular columnist for international publications, Guitarist and Guitar Techniques.
Delighting audiences up and down the UK with his blend of folk, country, Celtic and neo-classical styles, and with his cheerful stage presence, he has been likened to players such as John Renbourn and Gordon Giltrap “A spectacular player” – Neville Marten, Guitarist Magazine
The LPSO are much morethan a skiffle band! Theyare a musical/comedy showband following in the tradition of Spike Jones and his City Slickers but with a modern slant.
To the LPSO skiffle means “anything goes” as long as it is musical, entertaining and fun. Their performances are energetic, colourful, bizarre, tuneful, virtuoso and hilarious.
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“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)
A master of slide, finger-style, and percus- sive guitar, Bob’s exhilarating show spans the global and musical spectrum. His playing resonates with elements of blues, jazz, Gypsy swing, calypso, and even the most modern hip-hop and ska beats.
Tickets £9, £8 Children £4
We are delighted to welcome back the Budapest Café Orchestra, led by leading violinist and composer, Christian Garrick., playing traditional folk & gypsy music with jazz and swinginflections whilst Klezmer, Romanian Doinas andHungarian Czardas are awarded fresh treatments.
”The music is magic in their hands”… Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3
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These are two masterly guitarists, although very different in style. Oxley has been playing on the British jazz scene since 1997, with everyone from Stacey Kent to Gilad Atzmon, while Meier, originally from Switzerland, has toured the world, absorbing musical idioms en route. In the course of a dozen pieces the array of changing sounds, moods and textures they create is gorgeous, fascinating and apparently endless.
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