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Fri 11 Jun 2021

Friday Live: Honey And The Bear

Tickets £5 adv. / £7 OTD
Doors 8pm

"Accomplished, easy-on-the-ear acoustic folk-pop for grown-ups” - fRoots Magazine. 

British folk and roots duo, Honey & the Bear, combine delicately interweaving vocal harmonies with emotive and evocative songwriting.

“Lucy and Jon have quickly established themselves a must-see acoustic duo” - Stephen Foster, BBC Radio Suffolk.

 With a diverse range of sounds and textures, and rhythms that flow from the fast and furious to gentle ballads, their live performances are spirited and dynamic. Conjuring stories in song, they tell tales of Suffolk folklore, courage, passion and heartbreak.

The multi instrumentalist pair have played at many revered venues and festivals, toured extensively across the UK as support for Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, and travelled across the channel for their first European tour.

“Beautiful harmonies and charisma from both aside, they were very obviously enjoying each other’s company which enhanced the atmosphere of the evening ... their lyrics were significant without being contrived, and were enhanced by their storytelling and communication with the audience in between numbers”. - Ellie-Jane Arden, John Peel 

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Sat 3 Jul 2021

Coltrane Dedication

Tickets £8 adv. / £10 OTD
Doors 8pm

The Coltrane Dedication Quintet is a collective of Welsh musicians who recognise the emotional power of the later music of John Coltrane and use those compositions as their own springboard for creating a powerful, engaging, impassioned communication through improvised music. This is no “tribute band”, Coltrane Dedication is about taking the spirit of that great movement in music between 1960 and 1967 and laying it out in a 21st century context, pulling us all endlessly into the future.

Taking the music of John Coltrane and pushing on, riding on his wake - The 'Coltrane Dedication’ quintet is known for its intense, spirited, emotional playing. From upbeat energetic standard forms such as "Mr P.C.", emotionally charged contemplative modal pieces such as the "Love Supreme suite", and free blowing creations of later period 'Trane. Always a guaranteed evening of energy and passion.

“The free-wheeling Coltrane Dedication quintet, a fluid unit stretching out even further on Coltrane tunes than JC himself did, in the company of a pool of leading musicians drawn from the South Wales jazz scene and beyond” – Ian Mann, thejazzmann.com

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Sat 17 Jul 2021

Saturday Shenanigans: Mica Jane

Tickets £6 adv. / £8 OTD
Doors 8pm

Mica Jane: a fresh new sound defined as a subtle mix of indie, folk and reggae with an upbeat and soulful vibe.  Mica Jane's tropical Indie Folk warms the heart and makes it dance. Together with her band, these four uniquely phenomenal artists create music for lovers of Paul Simon, Bombay Bicycle Club, Mumford and Sonsand The Skints. The four work together to capture a fascinating sound complemented with a stunning vocal delivery. Aspiring to capture the poetic visceral power of Bob Marley’s lyrics combined with the fascinating and sweet melodies of The Staves. Mica Jane's warm and witty storytelling is not to be missed. These fascinating beats and melodies, combined with such vibrance, is pure food for the soul.

 

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Sun 18 Jul 2021

Immersion Theatre presents: The Jungle Book - ADULT TICKET

Immersion Theatre are thrilled to bring their trademark energy to their wildest show yet, a brand-new musical adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling family favourite, THE JUNGLE BOOK!

Filled with original music, audience interaction, and the chance to meet the characters after the show, you are invited to join Mowgli and his friends, Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther, on a madcap jungle adventure as they meet and attempt to outwit a slithering snake, some cheeky monkeys, and the fierce tiger, Shere Khan!

Funny, exciting and wildly entertaining, this larger-than-life musical will have you howling with laughter; The perfect treat for the whole family! 

Recommended age: 4+

Doors open 1pm / Performance starts 2pm in the globe garden, subject to the weather forecast! 

ADULT (18 and above): £14

CHILD (under 18s): £8 - Available Here

Under 3s: FREE 

Immersion Theatre’s summer productions are Open–Air and are performed outside, uncovered. Audience members therefore accept that weather, climate, temperature, light conditions, and various other elements which are out of our control may impact on the performance. Immersion Theatre will not cancel a performance before the advertised start time. Please note: Refunds are not given for the cancellation or abandonment of a show as a result of poor weather, however, exchanges will apply. Exchanges will only apply should a performance be cancelled as a result of the weather before the interval. Please visit https://www.immersiontheatre.co.uk/the-jungle-book/ to read full terms and conditions and refund/cancellation policy.

Book tickets £14.00 2.00pm
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Sun 18 Jul 2021

Immersion Theatre present: The Jungle Book - CHILD TICKET

Immersion Theatre are thrilled to bring their trademark energy to their wildest show yet, a brand-new musical adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling family favourite, THE JUNGLE BOOK!

Filled with original music, audience interaction, and the chance to meet the characters after the show, you are invited to join Mowgli and his friends, Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther, on a madcap jungle adventure as they meet and attempt to outwit a slithering snake, some cheeky monkeys, and the fierce tiger, Shere Khan!

Funny, exciting and wildly entertaining, this larger-than-life musical will have you howling with laughter; The perfect treat for the whole family! 

Recommended age: 4+

Doors open 1pm / Performance starts 2pm in the globe garden, subject to the weather forecast! 

ADULT (18 and above): £14 - Available Here

CHILD (under 18s): £8

Under 3s: FREE 

Immersion Theatre’s summer productions are Open–Air and are performed outside, uncovered. Audience members therefore accept that weather, climate, temperature, light conditions, and various other elements which are out of our control may impact on the performance. Immersion Theatre will not cancel a performance before the advertised start time. Please note: Refunds are not given for the cancellation or abandonment of a show as a result of poor weather, however, exchanges will apply. Exchanges will only apply should a performance be cancelled as a result of the weather before the interval. Please visit /www.immersiontheatre.co.uk/the-jungle-book/ to read full terms and conditions and refund/cancellation policy.

Book tickets £8.00 2.00pm
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Sat 24 Jul 2021

Saturday Shenanigans: The Hawkmen

Tickets £8 adv. / £10 OTD
Doors 8pm

Described by UK Rock'n'Roll Magazine as “upbeat, extremely danceable, and a ridiculously enjoyable sound that flows like sweet nectar", are The Hawkmen. Blending their influences of rhythm’n’blues, soul, and rock’n’roll, they cook up a classic, rootsy, hybrid storm. Following the early successes of Soul 45 and Craig Charles Favourite, 'Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover', a northern soul remix of Emma Beatson’s debut single Do It, The Hawkmen’s blazing Keep On Working EP was released yielding another 45 and played on repeat on BBC Radio 2 and Radio 6. 

"From songwriting to production, it’s totally in the pocket” – Craig Charles BBC 6 Music

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Fri 30 Jul 2021

Keith James: Concert of a Changing World

Tickets £10 adv. / £12 OTD
Doors 8pm

Unique and timeless songs of vision, question and change performed by Keith James 

Words that reverberate with the tenacity of human spirit in these current times of brooding disquiet, fractured societies and civil unrest. Songs that have changed history and moved millions of people to do things they never thought possible. Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, Nina Simone and Leonard Cohen. For this concert, the original living writers of each song have been asked to compose powerful brand new verses that stand proud in the 21st century against this current wave of crises.

Keith, a life-long devotee of emotional performance, approaches each song with fresh courage and passion and includes all of the new verses – chilling to listen to! 

"James clearly sees the danger of living in a post-truth, self-serving society, but sees hope too." - Folking.com

Find more of Keith's work here 

Listen here

Book earlybird tickets £10.00 8.00pm
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Sat 14 Aug 2021

Live Theatre: Ernie’s Journey

Tickets £6 adv. / £8 OTD
Doors 2.30pm

Held in The Globe Garden, Ernie's Journey is a magical circus theatre adventure for family audiences. The seamless integration of story-telling, circus, physical theatre, stage magic, poetry and puppetry will nurture and excite your inner-child.

An original live concert-harp score takes the tale from the dreamy realms of distant shores to the most raucous of sea shanties!

This show is particularly enchanting for 4-11 year-olds but the high-skill circus will amaze even the most cynical teenagers!

A young boy sets sail one day in search of happiness. He doesn't find it! Or does he?

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Jackie Clementines is a performance artist, workshop facilitator, fire choreographer, youth worker, writer, activist and clown. In his time off he is just a clown!

He says: "when I grow up I want to be an actor, playing a clown, impersonating a talented performance artisté!" He has toured circus, theatre and poetry shows across numerous countries, receiving some exceptional reviews along the way. He specialises in unusual interdisciplinary combinations, thought provoking narratives and unadulterated silliness!

www.clementineslivearts.co.uk
Facebook / Instagram / Youtube 

"Ernie’s Journey was brilliant! Full of magic, salty tales and a warming story of friendship to boot. My five-year old loved it so much that he asked to go back to see it again tomorrow!" - Nick White - Wassail Theatre

"The children really loved this performance! They squealed with laughter at the jokes and were wowed by the circus skills" - Sarah Peterkin - Take Art

"Ernie's Journey is a funny, fabulous and engaging show for young people. They ingeniously incorporate a range of circus skills, spoken word and audience interaction seamlessly into a crazy and appealing kid's adventure!" - Deborah Baddoo - TYCA

Please note: 

The event will be held in line with current government guidelines and inside the Main Hall if weather conditions are poor. 

Children under the age of 2 can attend the event for free.

Book tickets £6.00 2.30pm
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Sun 15 Aug 2021

Live Theatre: Ernie’s Journey

Tickets £6 adv. / £8 OTD
Doors 2.30pm

Held in The Globe Garden, Ernie's Journey is a magical circus theatre adventure for family audiences. The seamless integration of story-telling, circus, physical theatre, stage magic, poetry and puppetry will nurture and excite your inner-child.

An original live concert-harp score takes the tale from the dreamy realms of distant shores to the most raucous of sea shanties!

This show is particularly enchanting for 4-11 year-olds but the high-skill circus will amaze even the most cynical teenagers!

A young boy sets sail one day in search of happiness. He doesn't find it! Or does he?

Clementines Live Arts

Jackie Clementines is a performance artist, workshop facilitator, fire choreographer, youth worker, writer, activist and clown. In his time off he is just a clown!

He says: "when I grow up I want to be an actor, playing a clown, impersonating a talented performance artisté!" He has toured circus, theatre and poetry shows across numerous countries, receiving some exceptional reviews along the way. He specialises in unusual interdisciplinary combinations, thought provoking narratives and unadulterated silliness!

www.clementineslivearts.co.uk
Facebook / Instagram / Youtube 

"Ernie’s Journey was brilliant! Full of magic, salty tales and a warming story of friendship to boot. My five-year old loved it so much that he asked to go back to see it again tomorrow!" - Nick White - Wassail Theatre

"The children really loved this performance! They squealed with laughter at the jokes and were wowed by the circus skills" - Sarah Peterkin - Take Art

"Ernie's Journey is a funny, fabulous and engaging show for young people. They ingeniously incorporate a range of circus skills, spoken word and audience interaction seamlessly into a crazy and appealing kid's adventure!" - Deborah Baddoo - TYCA

Please note: 

The event will be held in line with current government guidelines and inside the Main Hall if weather conditions are poor. 

Children under the age of 2 can attend the event for free.

Book tickets £6.00 2.30pm
Outdoor
Sat 21 Aug 2021

Saturday Shenanigans: FiddleBop

FREE ENTRY - donations being taken on the night to go to a charity (TBC)
Doors 8pm

Sparkling songs and tasty tunes are on the menu... daily-bread jazz from the 1920s (when "jazz was king"), chilli-hot swing and bop from later decades, plus jazzy-flavoured sides of classic pop and of songs written just yesterday. FiddleBop bring rich, instrumental pizzazz and tangy vocal harmonies, lightly seasoned with wit, repartee and banter. Music which, with its Gypsy jazz roots, can most definitely be hot unto cooking. 

The band will get those feet stomping and get that heart thumping (in a good way, of course) for the traditional Gypsy tune "Dark Eyes", and when searing though Dizzy Gillespie's "A Night In Tunisia". Their music can be sweet and chilled, too: as in the delicate instrumental explorations of John Coltrane's exquisite "Naima", and the tender and nostalgic close-harmony vocals of "Here, There, And Everywhere".

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Sat 18 Sep 2021

Saturday Shenanigans: Crinkle Cuts

Tickets £8 adv. / £10 OTD
Doors 8pm

Crinkle Cuts deliver you a blasting of tantric funk, smooth reggae and new-wave latin ska woven together with good vibes for an eccentric, exotic and eargasmic live performance. The Bristol 7-piece have brought their electric live show to stages across the UK and Europe and have built up a reputation for getting crowds dancing through the night, whilst they dance through the stage.

As well as their incredible live performances, Crinkle Cuts music has been well received with the BBC describing the Crinkle Cuts as “Amazing!” Bigger than Patrick, their new LP is out right now to stream on Soundcloud or to purchase on Bandcamp, iTunes and other major online stores.

Known for their tracks ‘Two Shoes’ and ‘Dan’s Song’, their debut album is underway, which includes the new hit ‘Slipped on a Banana' and is not one to be missed!

"The Pleasure is All Yours" is perhaps best imagined by thinking of a mix of early Chili's, and the Cat Empire by way of the Black Seeds. Album artwork designed by legendary urban artist Sweettoof.

The new singles "Whiskey Smile" and "Pick Up the Junk" are out NOW to stream or download on all platforms; watch this space as the only way is up for the UK's only self-proclaimed Tantric Funk band.

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Sat 25 Sep 2021

Saturday Shenanigans: Jo Carley And The Old Dry Skulls

Tickets £7 advance / £9 OTD
Doors 8pm

Jo Carley and The Old Dry Skulls play a unique hybrid of early 20th Century music infused with dark imagery. Intense and compelling, they combine 1930’s voodoo sounds with a steamy broth of vaudeville, blues, skiffle, early ska, old-timey country and folk. Singer Jo Carley is smack in the middle of the mix, with a snarl and a twinkle as she uses her sweet melodies to tell of terrible things. This is made even more bewitching as she switches from fiddle to mandolin to washboard. The driving force is Tim Carley’s one-man-band set-up with guitar, kick-drum and foot tambourine (the rattlin’ shoe)! They are joined by multi-instrumentalist James Le Huray on double bass and banjo.

"A spooky slab of backwoods punk, mixed with medicine show huckster and old timey roots music. JCODS make deliciously devilish sounds. Something wicked coming this way. Highly recommended" - Folkcast

‘Shake Them Rattlin’ Bones’ is their second album and was recorded at East London’s Space Eko Studios. It features nine tales that lure you between the cracks of reality and take you downtown to the underworld, where the hobos and down and outs are up to no good, jug bands hustle for change on poor man’s corner, zombies walk the night and the Voodoo Priestess rules all...

Dedicated to the subversive, the world of Jo Carley and the Old Dry Skulls is dark, animated and unusual. A band that lives to perform, Jo Carley & The Old Dry Skulls seek to amuse and draw the audience into an underworld filled with wonder, the macabre and the imagination.

"Jo Carley & The Old Dry Skulls were a joy to behold. Rooted firmly in a bygone era when Voodoo and Black Magic were rife, the audience were all spellbound by the performance and its originality" - Adrian Blacklee - Blues Matters Magazine 

"London Junkyard Punk or Punk-yard London Junk?? Multi genre, non specific, absolutely great. It's brilliant!" - Punky Radio

 

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Fri 1 Oct 2021

Friday Live: The Meadows + Paul Lloyd Nicholas

Tickets £6 adv. / £8 OTD
Doors 8pm

The Meadows are a vibrant multi-instrumentalist Celtic-Crossover folk band, all drawn from one family.  Bringing cutting-edge techniques and an exciting, contemporary vibe to every show, the band perform original works which weave between foot stomping reels to rich vocal harmonies, taking their audiences on a spellbinding journey.

"Such a beautiful recording, from such an unaffected band. And hugely, luminously talented too, of course... Don't let anyone change or spoil you. I imagine that is the last thing anyone could do... Transfixingly beautiful!”  - Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales

The band has been showcased by Fatea Magazine as one of the best emerging U.K. Folk bands.  Force of the Tide has been awarded the ‘Debut Album of the Year’ in Fatea’s Annual Awards 2019 and was nominated for the 2019 Sound Board Magazine Awards among the top four artists from Wales in the ‘Best Album’ category.  

“Beautiful, absolutely gorgeous!”- Frank Hennessy, Celtic Heartbeat, BBC Radio Wales

After finishing the E.P. ‘Through the Fayre’, they toured theatres and concert venues across Great Britain with a self-produced original show, Celtic Journey, alongside the international soprano Kristyn Murphy who joined them from Maine.  During the tour, they performed live on television networks and BBC Radio Wales where listeners contacted the station to ask whether their performance really had been live.

The Meadows have twice played at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections, the International Music Eisteddfod in Llangollen, the Fishguard Folk Festival, How the Light Gets In, The Little Big Gig, Cardiff’s WMC and many other festivals and events along with regular airplay on national and international radio and T.V. networks.  A number of their works have debuted on BBC radio.  

Paul Lloyd Nicholas is a South Wales singer/songwriter whose albums 'Ariel' and 'Hold the Line' have been released to high critical acclaim. Paul has performed at Cardiff's Millennium Centre, the National Museum of Wales and at festivals and folk clubs across the UK and Europe. His songs are regularly played on radio stations as far afield as Australia and the USA and, of course, on the BBC. 

‘I thoroughly enjoy Paul’s approach to lyric storytelling.'- Harvey Andrews

 

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Sat 2 Oct 2021

Eira/Snow

Tickets £6 adv. / £8 OTD
Doors 8pm

Eira/Snow; is a union between Caractacus Downes and Lyndon Owen, two multi-instrumentalists who combine influences as diverse as the music of the Celts to that of the Middle East, Spain to the lands of eastern Europe; a true fusion from two players who have a long standing and close understanding.

This enthralling and eclectic musical sound is conveyed by both the use of conventional instruments, saxophone and double bass, and less familiar instruments such as Armenian Douduk, Turkish Mey and Zurnah, Hungarian Tarogato, electronic tanpura, Gaita Gallega, Futujara and range of percussion.

Past performances have been received enthusiastically and left audiences enraptured. They are pushing new boundaries musically and the opportunity to experience the enthusiasm and mastery of these two talented and skilled musicians is not to be missed. Their empathy for each other and their instruments is palpable; their skill and their creative horizons infinite.

“ … there’s a sense of being taken on a musical ‘world tour’ at every Eira/Snow gig … but for all this Eira/Snow’s pieces are primarily folk tunes with infectious melodies and strong grooves and an essential simplicity that ensures that they remain accessible no matter how far the band may push them.” Ian Mann, www.thejazzmann.com

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Sat 9 Oct 2021

Saturday Shenanigans: Mischa & His Merry Men

Tickets £8 adv. / £10 OTD
Doors 8pm

A dynamic and inspiring collective of musicians who infuse an array of genres culminating in a melting pot of sax, strings, drums & keys. Mischa & His Merry Men deliver an energetic and compelling performance with their uplifting, socially charged originals taking you on an exciting voyage laced with messages of peace, love & unity… the revolution starts here!

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Fri 22 Oct 2021

Friday Live: Old Sea Legs

Tickets £8 adv. / £10 OTD
Doors 8pm

Crawling with vivid imagery and colourful characters, a timeless tangle of tongue-twisting, brain-burrowing lyrics that can swing from a breathless barrage to a lilting lament – at times without a moments notice – ’Old Sea Legs’ is more than just a nom de guerre for Dublin songwriter and performer Ian Bermingham; it is a window into a world entirely of his own creation.

Best known for his time as frontman of Dublin quintet ‘The Eskies’, Bermingham has wasted no time in stepping into new, uncharted waters as a solo performer since the group’s sad demise in the latter half of 2019.

Displaying all of the storytelling nous and craft of the quintessential folk troubadour, the melodic ear of a pop pioneer and the lyrical largesse that has become so synonymous with Ian’s songwriting, ‘Old Sea Legs’ see’s the Dubliner push himself to new and exciting territories. 

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Sat 23 Oct 2021

Saturday Shenanigans: Mark Harrison Band

Tickets £6 adv. / £8 OTD
Doors 8pm

 "really excellent … he takes very real things, normal things that happen in life, and he writes about them in a way that makes you think afresh about them" - Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2

There is no one in music quite like Mark Harrison. He is widely considered one of the most original and interesting artists currently operating in the UK.  His highly individual, all-original music goes down very well with audiences of all kinds, and it has taken him and his band (consisting of some of the UK’s top roots musicians) to some of the top venues and festivals in the UK, attracting acclaim wherever he goes. Recent appearances on BBC Radio 2, as guest on Cerys Matthews’s show and on Anneka Rice’s Pick Of The Week show, have further added to his growing reputation.    

 Described at BBC Radio 2 as ‘quirky’ and an artist who ‘makes you think afresh’, and by one eminent reviewer as ‘approaching national treasure status’, Mark is a totally original songwriter, a stunning guitarist, and a master storyteller. Mark’s live shows are well-known not only for the music but also for his introductions and explanations of the songs, and audiences frequently comment on how big a part these play in their enjoyment of the shows. Delivered in a manner often described as ‘wry’ and ‘dry’, these mark him out even more as a unique artist. 

"fresh as morning sunshine and as sharp as a well-honed razor'" Folkwords

 Mark is a songster, and his songs cover all manner of non-standard subjects. With catchy tunes, lyrics than intrigue and engage, and striking rhythms, they make you smile, think and move. He takes elements of roots music, including folk, blues and gospel, to create something new that is very much his own genre. Each song is a snapshot of life or has a story to tell, like a 3-minute film or novel. 

A thrilling, rhythmic, finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style.  Mark tours extensively. He has appeared at top festivals such as Celtic Connections, Bearded Theory, The Great British Folk Festival, Lakefest and Jazz FM Love Supreme and at prestigious venues all over the UK. He has released six albums which have been unanimously acclaimed across a wide range of areas of the music world, receiving a very great deal of airplay and highly enthusiastic reviews in the UK, Europe and the US. 

"Mark Harrison keeps getting better" - Classic Rock Magazine

Book tickets £6.00 8.00pm
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Sat 30 Oct 2021

Saturday Shenanigans: Mr Tea and the Minions

Tickets £8 adv. / £10 OTD
Doors 8pm

“The Minions seamlessly weave Balkan Beats with ska, dub and swing to create a bouncing set. It’s impossible not to get involved.” - The Independent

United by a love of tea, energetic dancing, cheeky riffs, silly hats, and cake, Mr Tea and the Minions unleash their colourful explosion of musical mayhem on unsuspecting audiences. Their highly anticipated new album ‘Mutiny’ is out now and is sure to catapult the band to new heights with it's mix of high energy, melodic and exciting original songs that the band are extremely excited about releasing to the world!

“Upbeat, playful and exciting.”  - 365 Bristol

Their raucous Ska Folk blended with full-fat Balkan beats and a squeeze of tangy Dub has made them party-starting festival favourites – and has inspired frenzied dancing all over the UK (and on a number of forays into continental Europe), with almost 100 festival appearances including Glastonbury, Boomtown, WOMAD, Secret Garden Party, Shambala, Belladrum, Wilderness, Nozstock, and Goulash Disko, to name just a few.

 “Mr Tea and the Minions played one of the best performances we have ever seen! Expect great things from these guys.”  - Swingamajig Festival

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Sat 6 Nov 2021

Saturday Shenanigans: Cable Street Collective

Tickets £8 adv. / £10 OTD
Doors 8pm

2019 was the biggest year yet for Cable Street Collective. Building on the critical hype and radio play (on the likes of BBC Radio 6Music, Radio X and Amazing Radio, among others) generated by their second EP, Where Now From Here? they spent the summer touring extensively – playing at Glastonbury, Shambala Festival and a whole host of festivals and venues up and down the country. 

“Spicy indie pop with a tropical feel.”– CLASH Magazine

The band initially broke through onto the festival circuit with the release of their first EP, The Best of Times, in 2014, and have since built up a stellar reputation as a live act with back-to-back summers tearing up the likes of Boomtown, Bestival, Secret Garden Party, The Isle of Wight Festival, and the Lake of Stars Festival (Malawi), as well as those mentioned above. 

Their sound mixes African-influenced guitars and beats with soulful female vocals and western melodies, creating an idiosyncratic alt-pop sound that’s all their own. Live, the band are joined by a horn section, and their sets are guaranteed to get everyone to their feet. 

“Their music grooves like a b*stard.”– Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music & BBC Introducing) 

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Fri 12 Nov 2021

Saturday Shenanigans: Solana

Tickets £8 adv. / £10 OTD

Doors 8pm

“Their music ranges boldly from klezmer melodies, tingling tango, exuberant Irish folk and swinging jazz to pumping reggae and lilting Latin […] thoroughly invigorating” — Songlines

With their poly-rhythmic fusion of world and folk styles, Solana have made quite a splash on the music and festival scene across the UK and in their adopted hometown of Bristol. Taking influence from such diverse greats as Tigran Hamasyan, Kíla, Vicente Amigo and Dhafer Youssef, Solana’s sound is rhythmically complex and harmonically rich. 

“A fervent and fertile form of world fusion” — Shire Folk

“They make my spice shelf look boring… an accomplished and colourful album” — Folk Radio UK

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Sat 20 Nov 2021

Saturday Shenanigans: Catfish

Tickets £12 + BF
Doors 8pm

Catfish are an international touring blues rock powerhouse, making waves on the music scene in the UK and Europe. In the last few years, they have played at almost every major UK blues festival and have established themselves as a real force in the British blues scene.  They now tour regularly in Europe.

Their first album 'So Many Roads' reached no. 1 in the IBBA airplay charts, as did their second album, this one almost entirely original material - ‘Broken Man’ - which was also nominated for a UK Blues Award and was named album of the year by the IBBA.  Their current album 'Burning Bridges' was released in May 2019 and has received excellent reviews from the UK and European music press.  It was the third most played album by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association in 2019.

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Sat 27 Nov 2021

Saturday Shenanigans: Mishra

Tickets £8 adv. / £10 OTD
Doors 8pm 

Mishra are a global folk collective with strong roots in U.K folk, out of which they weave a tight web of intricate, Indian-influenced original music that defies definition and has already brought awards recognition since their formation in 2017. Originally a creative collaboration between Kate Griffin (The Unsung Roots) and Ford Collier (BBC R2 Folk Award nominated The Drystones), they have expanded into a collective with a continent-hopping instrumental palette that includes Indian tabla, double bass, Irish whistle, and African calabash. At the heart of their sound are Kate Griffin’s inimitable voice and clawhammer banjo, which soar above the driving rhythms produced by jazz-folk double bassist Joss Mann-Hazell and renowned tabla player John Ball (Rafiki Jazz, Indus), while multi-instrumentalist Ford Collier weaves an agile counterpoint on low whistle and adds yet more drive on percussion and guitar. They perform in line ups that range from duo to quintet, making each performance a unique experience. In 2018 Mishra won Cambridge Folk Festival’s first ever Christian Raphael prize, the prize money from which they used to record their debut album The Loft Tapes, which features live-in-the-room analogue recordings of their uniquely accessible Indo-folk and was featured in Songlines magazine, where it was described as an "airborne amalgam of cross-continental pollinations" (Tim Cummings) . In December 2019, Mishra celebrated the album release with a U.K-wide tour, in which different concerts featured different combinations of musicians from the collective. The album is distributed by Hudson Records.


"Fascinating stuff... I'm really enjoying Mishra's blend" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

“An airborne amalgam of cross-continental pollinations … More servings please” -Tim Cummings, Songlines Magazine

"Brilliantly executed Americana and folk mixed with Indian music... Lovely sound, beautifully sung… Gosh that’s tasty!“ -Mike Brocken, BBC Radio Merseyside

“It is a powerful and heady cocktail, yet at times almost mystical as well, bringing together the flavours and ingredients of four different continents, and producing a sumptuous feast for the ears… The Loft Tapes has undeniably forced its way into my top ten albums of 2019.” -David Auckland, Folk Radio

http://www.mishramusic.co.uk/

 

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Sat 26 Mar 2022

Saturday Shenanigans: Roving Crows

Tickets £10 adv. / £12 OTD
Doors 8pm

“Genuinely the next big thing on the folk scene”  - Andy O’Hare, BBC

Over ten years and evolving incarnations, award-winning Roving Crows have cultivated an arresting, singular sound that pushes the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre playing with passion, energy and soul. Vital and vibrant, they are a must-see live act who showcase a mix of fiery, celtic-inspired fiddle, conscious, intelligent lyrics, backed by solid, thumping rhythms and driving, innovative bass.  

“Really individual Celtic folk rock group” Mike Harding, BBC

“The next folk super group in waiting”  - Nancy Dunham, folking.com

Book earlybird tickets £10.00 8.00pm
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Fri 3 Jun 2022

Mitchell and Vincent

Tickets £5; Cash only
Doors 8pm

Mitchell and Vincent are a folk duo from Dorset and Somerset who bring traditional and contemporary styles on fiddle and guitar to folk tunes and songs from around the British Isles with varied arrangements and great foot-tapping folk music.

“At all times, the interplay between David Mitchell’s guitar and Graham Vincent’s fiddle is quite stunning.” Acoustic Magazine

The duo have performed at a whole variety of festivals, events and concerts around the UK and abroad as well as in their native West Country, including established popular events such as Glastonbury Festival, Beverley Folk Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week, Lyme Folk Weekend, Bath Folk and International Festivals and Wimborne Minster Folk Festival. They have also supported renowned musicians such as Tim Edey (a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner), Archie Fisher MBE, Jackie Oates and Kate Rusby as well as Ralph McTell and Wizz Jones.

"From softly delivered songs ... through expressive tune sets ... there’s a clear and obvious enticement to listen to their music." - Folk Words

 “Classy musical authority.” - R2 Magazine

"Achieving poised and lively refinement." - fRoots.

Community event 8.00pm
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Sat 18 Jun 2022

Saturday Shenanigans: Monster Ceilidh Band

Tickets £8 Earlybird / £10 Advance / £12 OTD

Doors 8pm

Monster Ceilidh Band Present: their ‘Electrofolk’ spectacular with award winning talents of Accordionist Amy Thatcher and the gifted young Teeside Violinist Grace Smith. Their powerful and uncompromising approach has brought them to the attention of many of the major UK Festivals; from Cambridge to Bestival, along with Tanz und Folkfest, Germany and Colours of Ostrava in the Czech Republic and soon to audiences across the world.

The 'Monsters' have been guided by bands like Shooglenifty, Martyn Bennet, and the Peatbog Faeries, continuing in the electronic-fusion genre with their self styled ElectroFolk.

D’n’B producer the Touch works together with electronic experimentalist and bassist David de la Haye to augment the compositions of Amy, Grace and Octave Mandolin player, Kieran Szifris. The result is a crucible for smelting riffs, massive chord progressions, intense electronics, folk tunes and a wide variety of styles from simply some of the UK’s finest folk musicians.

This is not a ceilidh, it’s electrofolkmaggeddon!

“Monster Ceilidh Band have the skills to create that instant party, with an infectious blend that fuses UK folk, with drum & bass." - Mike Green, London King’s Place, Wilderness Festival & London Folk Guild

“Young and sassy, innovative and skilful the Monsters effortlessly fuse the traditional with the contemporary”Liz Holmes, Director Knockengorroch World Ceilidh

This experience has honed their live performance into something that R2 described as an “unbeatable live experience.

www.monsterceilidhband.co.uk / Facebook / Twitter

Book tickets £8.00 8.00pm
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