Doors 7.30pm The Thunderbolt, 124 Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3ED
Famous the world over for inventing Techno Ceilidh, Acid Croft and Hypnofolkadelia, Shooglenifty's original and exciting sound has launched the band on an international career. A wild uptempo mix of trad talent and super funky phonics melding heritage and hedonism into one unbreakable whole.
Come to a great celebration of Cameroonian culture at Malcolm X centre.
Family friendly day of music, drama, comedy, dance, raffles, free food!,
Music from Dan Ashton and Badman - Iranian musician
Come to a lovely evening in the vibrant friendly multi cultural community of St Nicks in a beautiful church setting. Fund raiser for Borderlands www.borderlands.uk.com/
Sarah McQuaid is a gifted and captivating performer whose warm, haunting alto is delicately cradled by her “sparkling guitar” (Sing Out!). She is both song crafter and song collector, equally at home with traditional Irish and Appalachian folk songs, Elizabethan ballads and 1930s jazz numbers.
Sarah’s third solo album The Plum Tree and the Rose has drawn critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic: “Impeccable,” wrote fRoots (UK), while Midwest Record (USA) called it “low key but glorious and incendiary” and Hot Press (Ireland) said it “should feature on many end-of-year best-ofs.”
“Likely to make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.” — Aled Jones, BBC Radio 2 “A world class talent ... burns with a brilliant allure.” — Living Tradition
Dan Ashton is an untypical songwriter soundcloud.com/danashtonmusic
PurchaseTicketsScottish musician, guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer and record producer. Ex-member of 'The Boys Of The Lough' and founder member of 'Five Hand Reel', and the 1990's Scottish super-group 'Clan Alba', Dick has a unique solo style and tours constantly throughout the world. Sean Taylor
Come to friendly St Nicks Parish Hall for a drink and some stand up Philosophy from Cambridge educated Exeter based Cartwheel Collective's Matthew Hammond.
presents his new full length show *STANDING UP FOR FREEDOM* - charting the over used and much-abused concept of freedom. From modern thinkers to ancient times, the history of the idea is traced in a sequence of inspirational performances that unpick the concept that we think we know so well, and casts in it in a new and scintillating light. Join him on a rollercoaster ride spanning 2,000 years, as he takes ideas from the whole History of Philosophy, transforming them into remarkable performance art. Powerful, accessible, startling, sometimes hilarious, often moving, and always inspirational, he jumps about the stage making theatre out of all those books you meant to read but never got around to.
Singer-songwriter Steve Forbert had his first major hit in 1979. Thirty-plus years later, he’s still writing acclaimed songs and has released 14 studio albums, including a Grammy-nominated tribute to another Mississippi legend, Jimmie Rodgers.
He continues to blend folk, rock and country into his unique American sound, where he performs around the world with his brash-yet-sensitive take on songwriting. His unaffected delivery has led to regular sell out shows.
21st Century Shantyman, Chris Ricketts brings his youthful vision to songs drawn from deep in the folk and maritime tradition.
The rapid musical growth for singer and guitarist Chris Ricketts is evident in his many successes. His recent albums brings together his love of shanties and folk song, his formidable instrumental skills and ability to write relevant and thought provoking songs.
Rory McLeod is easily one of the UK’s very best live roots musicians and songwriters. A live Rory McLeod set is un unforgettable experience. Rory’s solo sets combine virtuoso harmonica and spoon playing, great lyrics, rhythm generated by the use of the tap board and a percussive guitar style which at times echoes reggae and blues and other times folk and South American Music. Rory weaves yarns between the songs that often have a cultural or political significance.
This Is The Kit is Kate Stables playing banjo, guitar and a voice of unaffected clarity accompianied by her Wild Band creating primal and electric textures onto songs of unpretentious beauty.
“Absolutely georgeous, like an aural bath with the warm winter lapping over you” Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 music
Elbow frontman Guy Garvey: "amazing amazing album which i think should have been on the mercury music awards short list”
★★★★★ "Truly exciting, awe inspiring music" – SONGLINES "Absolutely stunning... Full on, full of life, and verve!" – MIKE HARDING, BBC RADIO 2 ★★★★ "Classical quality, jazz imagination, folk sensibility, rock/roots energy... Masterful." – SCOTSMAN
With one foot firmly planted in their folk roots, forward thinking septet The Old Dance School's expansive, cinematic sound combines flavours of folk, classical, electronica and jazz, one moment rip-roaring, the next beautifully delicate. Duelling fiddles, soaring brass crescendos, foot-stomping grooves and some of the most ambitious arrangements you're ever likely to hear, their new show charts their remarkable journey from ballet school basement jam sessions and cowshed rehearsals, to remote lighthouses, to headline appearances at international festivals.
For more than 40 years, Andy has been a world music pioneer and icon for traditional music and musicians. Founder member of bands such as Sweeney's Men, Planxty, Patrick Street, and Mozaik, he has been hailed as "a tradition inhimself." Musician, singer and songwriter, few others can equal his repertoire: Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dance tunes, and a compelling canon of his own material that defies description.
His artistry is quite simply unique. - The Independent
BROOKS WILLIAMS - GUITARIST SINGER-SONGWRITER