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See / Listen - www.patsyreid.com/
Patsy Reid is one of the most admired musicians in the UK. In the last couple of years the former Breabach fiddle player has performed with Kathryn Tickell’s Northumbrian Voices, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, The Cecil Sharp Project, Zakir Hussain’s Pulse of the World and a dazzling new string trio called VAMM. She also contributed violin, viola and cello to albums by Duncan Chisholm, Bella Hardy, Treacherous Orchestra and Tim Edey to name just a few.
Now Patsy Reid takes centre stage - accompanied by an equally accomplished band - to bring us songs and tunes from her new album The Brightest Path. This, her first solo recording since 2008’s rapturously received Bridging The Gap, features newly recovered traditional Scottish melodies from the Atholl Collection, along with self-penned and contemporary material that thrillingly demonstrates Patsy’s ability to virtually sing through her instrument. Combining skills and techniques from both folk and classical disciplines; Lau’s Aidan O’Rourke describes her as having “an accuracy and tone that many fiddlers only dream of. She has truly mastered her instrument.”
With an illustrious career path that includes making music with Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby, Dave Burland and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are two incredible talents have who have graced stages the world over in a number of guises. Since their return to live touring and producing in 2011, they have further demonstrated their intimacy and strength as a duo, cementing an already formidable reputation. Their 2012 release, Hidden People, garnered them much deserved applause, and subsequent tours reminded us that their ever eclectic repertoire is a rare treat for any listener. http://www.kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com/
Web site / Watch Listen - http://www.gilmoreroberts.co.uk/
Twice-nominated at BBC Folk Awards, contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies, creating a powerful wall of sound. Their third album The Innocent Left, recorded in London with producer Julian Simmons (Guillemots, Ed Sheeran, Albert Lee), explores many and varied topics but remains consistently bound by Gilmore & Roberts' passion for stories.
2013 BBC Radio Folk Awards 'Best Duo' - Nomination
2012 UK Songwriting Contest, Acoustic/Folk category - WINNER ('Doctor James')
2012 Fatea Awards 'Song of The Year' - WINNER ('Doctor James')
2012 fRoots Critics Poll, Album of the Year - Runner Up
The Lantern ie (Colston Hall 2) Colston St, Bristol BS1 5AR
Newcastle based four-piece Bridie Jackson and The Arbour are an eclectic group of folk-influenced musicians. Hauntingly ethereal, yet fused with dark and powerful undertones; this eccentric ensemble inject contradictions galore, with their union of bright melody and sombre lyricism.
Sitting somewhere between the lushness of Norah Jones and quirkiness of Joanna Newsom, Bridie Jackson and The Arbour create songs that intertwine melancholy with joyful rich harmonies, often skipping down a path of dream-like rapture, before discovering the journey is beset with sorrow.
Bright Season formed in 2013 bringing together the talents of singer and guitarist Michael J Tinker, fiddle-player Ella Sprung and accordionist Simon Dumpleton. Together they perform traditional and self-penned songs and tunes, displaying their own individual gifts and combining to deliver stunning arrangements and harmonies.
A newly formed project by musicians of fine pedigree. See listen http://brightseason.net/music/
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Web site www.lyra5.narod.ru/
Thomas McCarthy supported and performed alongside the Sam Lee concert we held in 2013.
Thomas McCarthy has spent his life travelling around Britain. He grew up on the Travellers' site under the elevated A40 – the Westway – in west London, though he often spent months at a time with his grandfather in Birr, in central Ireland. "Lots of songs passed through his house. I've heard thousands of songs. It was a stop-off for many people, not just travelling people, but tradespeople, and my grandfather used to travel and picked up a mountain of songs. He wrote songs about the travelling way of life and he'd tell stories. He was a great storyteller, what you call a seanachi.
Catch this unique singer and storyteller in the cosy environs of the Bristol Folk House
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The Anti-Capitalist Roadshow....
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What they say : We’ve raised spirits, and given hope and heart and a smile or two to those angry at the ideologically driven austerity programme imposed by this millionaire government on all but the elite, and in particular on the poor, the vulnerable and the disabled. For more info click here - http://www.redmagic.co.uk/anticap/index.htm.