Devon based Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ returns again in 2020 with her latest album and UK tour.
After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring solo as she started out: One woman, one bass, and one guitar.
KATHRYN ROBERTS & SEAN LAKEMAN –‘On Reflection' Tour 2020 Celebrating 25 years of making music together 2020 marks 25 years of making music together for this popular wife and husband duo.
Twice winners of ‘Best Duo’ BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016, and 2013. Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK Folk scene's most rewardingly enduring partnerships. To celebrate and acknowledge this milestone, the couple will revisit and reinterpret songs which span their career.
Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ returns in 2019 with a new album and UK tour. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring solo as she started out: One woman, one bass, and one guitar.
In 2018, Edgelarks retreated to a remote Cumbrian cottage to write. With world rhythms, folk roots, and a very big sound for only two people, the album that emerged is an upbeat celebration, an incitement to hope. Join them as they celebrate the launch of Feather with a UK tour. Edgelarks began their musical journey together living in a small caravan in the hills near Exmouth, Devon. Phil had returned, Chaturangui in tow, from studying slide guitar in India with the master musician Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. Hannah had grown up playing fiddle at traditional folk sessions.
Ferocious Dog have been described as England’s best folk-punk band, they tour relentlessly and most of their gigs are sold out. “The Celtic/folk punk act are full of energy. In true punk sensibility, it’s a set full of anger, rage, fury and takes aim at the ills of society. There’s acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and more all tied in with the more traditional punk elements. Thankfully, not all of this is at the same time and whilst there’s always six instruments being played at any one time, it never becomes overwhelming.
Exeter Phoenix... Thyrs. 25 October. Slide Guitar Workshop 4-6pm Tickets £10, music concert 7.30pm Tickets £12 . tickets for both £20
PHILLIP HENRY RELEASES MILESTONE SOLO ALBUM this October mapping out a decade of musicianship across the globe .. Virtuoso is an overused word, glibly littered around as a description of ability. But when attributed to Lancashire-born, Devon-based musician Phillip Henry it’s spot on.
The Song Cyclists, a group of five singers taking on an unprecedented challenge as they cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End giving a concert every evening along the way to raise £20,000 for the UK’s largest mental health charity Mind.
They will be singing at The Old Firehouse at 8pm on Thursday 19th July, performing a mixture of pop, folk and a cappella; entry is free with a retiring collection.
Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem and, shockingly, suicide is still the biggest killer of British men under 49.
‘(Paul Tasker) is one of THE guitarists of his generation” – Maverick Magazine Joseph Parsons -“Collection of fragile soul-trips” – Rolling Stone The collaboration between Scottish duo Doghouse Roses and U.S. (Philadelphia) native Joseph Parsons began in the dark corner of a smoky bar in Berlin in 2015.
There is a shared spirit of eclecticism and bold creativity in the music of both bands at the core of their work; the roots tradition of storytelling is strikingly evident, skilfully drawing on contemporary elements of rock, blues, soul and country.