With suport from Felix M-B
“getting on everyone’s radar...someone pretty special” Spiral Earth
Folkwords’ Best Album By A Female Artist 2014, “This Land” by singer/songwriter Kelly Oliver is an exciting, contemporary take on the acoustic folk tradition. It’s a genre Kelly is fast establishing herself in since winning an Emerging Excellence Award from Help Musicians UK in October of last year. Alongside acoustic guitar melodies and notes of Irish storytelling, Kelly includes harmonica, self-taught, which has led to sponsorship from leading brand HOHNER.
This Land, released in October 2014 by Folkstock Records, features legendary fiddle player Dave Swarbrick, as well as BBC Folk Award Nominees Sunjay and Luke Jackson. Kelly has appeared live on BBC regional stations, including BBC London radio in an interview with Gaby Roslin. Her singles 'Diamond Girl', 'Jericho', 'Rio' and 'Same World' have enjoyed numerous regional BBC and local radio plays, including on BBC Radio 2’s Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe, Bob Harris’ BBC Radio 2 Sunday show and Chris Hawkins' BBC 6 Music show.
Iconic songwriter Tony Hazzard wrote international hits ‘Ha Ha Said the Clown’ and ‘Fox on the Run’ for stars ranging from The Hollies to Manfred Mann, from Cliff Richard to Andy Williams. Tony’s own singer songwriter albums Loudwater House and Was That Alright Then are cult collectors items.
This is the West Country preview of a remarkable new album The Hallicombe Sessions; the result of extraordinary musical collaboration that spans two continents and half a century of song. Tony recorded the album at his home studio in Cornwall with the American songwriter, performer and producer Matt Harding.
Tony’s gigs have an intimate, club-like atmosphere. Playing solo, Tony brings electric and acoustic guitar, mandolin and ukulele, interspersing recent songs and hits from his extraordinary back catalogue with a series of winning anecdotes harvested from half a century at the top of the music industry.
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"What a wonderful evening. Relaxed, intimate, and truly memorable."
"This was a journey into the storytelling songwriting of Tony Hazzard. A warm, funny, and moving evening of songs that reminded me of so much."
Two days of Blue grass music with workshops an open mic and two concerts with an incredible line up of act.
HEATHER BRISTOW & FRIENDS + HOGRANCH + THE GRASS SNAKES
doors 19.30 music 20.00
WORKSHOPS (adv. booking only): 10.00 – 13.00
[Fiddle - Laura Carrivick, Guitar - Charlotte Carrivick,
Banjo - John Breese]
OPEN MIC 13.00 – 15.00 JAM SESSION 15.00 – 17.00
EVENING CONCERT : doors 17.30 start 18.00
THE VANGUARDS + THE BEN SOMERS STRING BAND + THE JOLENES +
THE KENTUCKY COW TIPPERS
Friday evening ticket: £15 Saturday only ticket: £17
2 days ticket: £29 [or £26 with workshop] Workshop: £25
COME AND JOIN US FOR AN INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY CELEBRATION IN SONG
With Debi Withers with Bellies! & Friends and Frankie Armstrong with Variegated Women
BELLIES! & FRIENDS will play an acoustic set to begin the evening, featuring songs from their album Sinister World Music, which explores issues such as digital waste, precarious work and surveillance.
VARIEGATED WOMEN is a feisty, folky voice and instrumental ensemble, with a passion for singing to promote change. With women’s songs and songs speaking for peace and social justice, old and new, our hope is to communicate power, tenderness and fun involving the audience both as listeners and participants. Variegated Women is Frankie Armstrong, Sarah Harman, Pauline Down, Laura and Ruth Bradshaw.