Saturday: Shenanigans

Sat 22 Sep 2018

Saturday Shenanigans: Alden, Patterson and Dashwood

Norwich based folk trio Alden, Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. The independently-released debut album ‘Call Me Home’ was written and produced at home in Norwich and is lovingly presented in attractive handmade covers, designed and hand-printed by the band. Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home. 

‘It’s lovely stuff’  –  Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 2016

★★★★★ Album Of The Year Editors Choice – fROOTS Magazine 2016

★★★★ Songlines  –  ‘Obviously something of enormous promise’ 

★★★★ R2  –  ‘Talented and poetic triumvirate’

alden patterson dashwood web
Sat 29 Sep 2018

Keith James - The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each line. 

The chilling announcement of Leonard's passing marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility. A Man of Grace. This World will miss him very much!
 
With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in Theatres and Arts Centres across the UK, giving almost 400 concerts to over 100,000 people. This has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James’ 40 year career in music. Keith lives in Powys, Wales and Andalucia, Spain
 
Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music; Cohen’s greatest influence. There will also be songs from ‘You want it Darker’ released only weeks before his death – produced by his Son, Adam.
 
‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’  The Independent
‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’  Sunday Times
‘an elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist’s words’  BBC Radio Scotland
‘certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’  The Guardian
‘All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines’  Times Literary Supplement
‘a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’  Acoustic Magazine
 
 Keith James’ website:                  www.keith-james.com     
Book tickets £10.00 8.00pm
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Sat 13 Oct 2018

Saturday Shenanigans: Reggae Night

G-riots arts presents an evening of film and music in honour of British Black History Month.

Reggae Pie are a popular Herefordshire based DJ crew and have been playing tunes in one form or another for over 25 years. DJs with a love of their music be it Reggae, Ska, Calypso, Dub Step, Rock Steady, Mento, Dance Hall & Lovers; Reggae Pie core selectors are Dr Nicodemus Puffalot and Ally Hardy Baba. 

Come ave a slice!

Tickets available here or it's £10 on the door

 

 

Community event 8.00pm
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Sat 20 Oct 2018

Saturday Shenanigans: Redfern, Hutchinson & Ross

The Mid Wales Rhythm and Blues Club presents a Space Blues Extravaganza! 
TROY REDFERN Troy is a guitarist for whom tone, feel and grooves are his working tools, while his songs range from a whisper to a scream, including those outlandish moments when his vocals go to the edge of the world and he momentarily transforms himself into Screaming Jay Hawkins meets captain Beefheart. Troy: “I write a riff first, then improvise the lyrics and then I pick some phrases etc and turn them into the song. I usually leave a section for the solo which is usually a one take deal. I love the ad-hoc energy that comes from somewhere else.”
JACK J HUTCHINSON Jack J Hutchinson is a British blues guitarist. Described by Blues In Britain as “everything that is so good about modern blues music”, his new EP ‘Get It Back’ was released in summer 2014 to universal acclaim.
MIKE ROSS Passionate & intoxicating, Mike blazes his own unique trail - fusing his love and command of blues and roots music to create his own unique fusion. Since his re-emergence to the circuit in 2015 he has charged up the ranks to stand with the best known names in the UK roots rock and blues scene. White,Mississippi John Hurt and more. Manitoba Hal also performs several original songs and a cover of a popular Tom Waits song. His strong foundation in American roots / blues music, Confident baritone voice, and distinctive, original music have made him a solid draw at festivals, house concerts and soft seat theatres in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Tickets £12 available here

Community event 7.30pm
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Sat 27 Oct 2018

Saturday Shenanigans: The Stoned Cherries + Viv Bell + Hugh Knight

The Stoned Cherries are a folk band with a twist. Their material is a mix of original songs, traditional tunes and the occasional cover. The band is rooted in traditional and modern folk genres from England, Ireland, North America and the Caribbean, but 60s and 70s prog-rock influences can also surface in some of their material. Their lyrics are carefully crafted, while stage shows are full of energy and have a touch of Tabasco about them. The Cherries create a close relationship with audiences and have a relaxed line in banter and humour.

“Infectious, sparky mix of trad and modern from Hereford and Worcester – based four-piece (whistles, mandos, guitar, bass), unafraid to have a good time but with thoughtful arrangements and strong studio presence” - fRoots Magazine

Support comes from Viv Bell and Hugh Knight

the stoned cherries web
Sat 17 Nov 2018

Saturday Shenanigans: The Brwmys + Red Ethel

Foot-stomping, jig-tastic future folk from Cardiff, playing an eclectic mix of Bluegrass to Bhangra, Irish to Arabic...and everything in between. Songs can be simple or complex, gentle or manic with no barriers to constrain experimentation. Be prepared to swig your cider, dance your socks off, and find out what the Brwmys actually means...

Support comes from Red Ethel - much loved local band perform a fabulous concoction of folk, singing and beautiful melodies.

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