Saturday 25th Nov sees the first night of DJ Alex Farrell's monthly residency at The Globe at Hay. Famous for being the founder and guitarist of 9 piece afro funk band London Afrobeat Collective, Alex has also been appearing behind the DJ decks in clubs and festivals for the last 20 years and has DJ'd everywhere from the West Holts at Glastonbury Festival to the hippest bars and rooftop parties in Medellin, Colombia. He has performed alongside legends such as Gilles Peterson, Mr Scruff, Juan Atkins & many more with his own blend of afro and latin influenced house, funk and disco.
Slippery Slope are a four piece acoustic band combining an unusual mix of instruments and musical styles to produce charming, fun and foot stomping sound. Playing traditional and contemporary musical styles from class French accordion to stomping Klezmer,with occasional dips into ska and Irish folk along the way. The line up is accordion, fiddle, guitar and Trinidadian steel pan. Slippery Slope supply the perfect mix of silly, melancholy and beautiful music. For more info, music and video; go to http://www.slipperyslope.org.uk
After the success of the last Celtic evening, Thomasin, Justin and many more friends are back for another evening of live celtic music! Be sure to come and down and show your support to the local talent!
They’re back! Come along and enjoy the festivities with the best ceilidh band for miles, Crannog. Dancing, feet stomping and open to all ages and abilities! We had them here in August and are thrilled to have them back.
Oh we do love a Ceilidh!
If there is one name to look out for in 2017 in African funk music it is Jally Kebba Susso and his band Manding Sabu.
The kora is the traditional harp of the griot of West Africa and Jally Kebba was born and raised into 74 generations of this Gambian musical heritage. But he is not your ordinary griot.
Forging a new trajectory of sound for the West African harp, Jally Kebba skilfully blends the traditional repertoire into his own heady-jazz concoction that is immediately accessible and uplifting and yet filled with nuances and intoxicating rhythmical layers that give the music depth and intrigue.
Raised in a household of musicians, Jally Kebba was exposed to incredible musicianship from a very early age and under the guidance of his father Bully Suso, a very well-respected kora player and his elder brothers by 13 he was touring internationally across Europe.
He honed his own sound over years of experimentation on the London underground scene since 2002 when he relocated to UK. In 2007 he formed his band Manding Sabu and has since released two albums of original compositions - Banjul-London (2017) and Malaye Warr (2012) and gigged extensively.
Expect an electric stage show. With ease and confidence, this band connects. Precision, speed and a merciless energy characterise their performance style making them solid crowd-pullers at festivals such as Wilderness, Shambala and Secret Garden Party in UK. Songs are sung in Mandika and are songs of praise and love and are a timely call for togetherness and solidarity, palpable to all language speakers.
If you enjoy afrobeat and funk, and need a good dance session, you’ll find yourself in good company - to experience the kora as you’ve never seen it before.
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RUBY MUSE is poet-musicians Jools Heyes & Malcolm Heyes. Their unique style wraps alternative blues, folk-rock and Brit-Americana around songs and poetry with diverse themes – from Greek myth and angels through to surrealist paintings and imploding stars. Perceptive lyrics and colourful imagery mix with seductive vocal and guitar harmonies (sprinkled with touches of 70’s flower-power and prog-dust) creating soundscapes that are distinctive and memorable.
RUBY MUSE work airs internationally on radio, TV/Film and the web. Join them for an atmospheric evening of music and artistic musings on life, love, loss and transformation – their very own ‘magical, mythical, mystery tour’. www.rubymuse.co.uk
'Deliciously beautiful and emotive!' Noizze UK
‘Cool and significant, with nothing but good vibes!' Liverpool Sound & Vision
‘Urgent, infectious and steeped in a mystical hue...' Flyin' Shoes Magazine