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Harpenden Folk, Roots & World Music Festival 2 -

Before we know it summer will be upon us, and by popular demand, so will this festival……

Solid Entertainments is delighted to announce that Harpenden Folk, Roots & World Music Festival will be returning to Harpenden Public Halls on Sunday 11th June 2017

Showcasing the quality of live music in the UK; with Martin & Eliza Carthy headlining and five other very special acts in the line-up, this will undoubtedly be another great festival and an occasion not to miss!

For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures.  His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.  Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which the much anticipated Waiting for Angels (Topic TSCD527) was the latest.  In the folk clubs (which he continues to champion), on the concert stage or making TV appearances (he was the subject of the acclaimed `Originals’ music documentary strand on BBC 2) – there are few roles that Martin Carthy hasn’t played.

Martin is a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material.  He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic.

Eliza Carthy is undoubtedly one of the most impressive and engaging performers of her generation.  Twice nominated for the Mercury Prize and winner of innumerable other accolades over a 20 year career, Eliza has performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists including, Paul Weller, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Patrick Wolf and Bob Neuwirth.  More than most, Eliza Carthy has revitalised folk music and captured the most hardened of dissenters with intelligent, charismatic and boundary-crossing performance.

Eliza grew up immersed in the world of traditional music.  She still divides her time between touring and recording with her legendary parents, Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson as well as engaging in numerous pioneering solo and band projects, including work with Pere Ubu and Melanie Challenger, an artist in residence in Antarctica.  In what has become something of a parallel career, Eliza has co-presented the BBC Radio 3 World Music Awards, been a regular guest-presenter on the BBC Radio 2 Mark Radcliffe Show and has made many appearances on BBC TVs ‘Later with Jools’.  In her own right, Eliza has been the subject of an hour long ITV documentary (‘Heaven & Earth’) and ‘My Music’ on Channel 5. Comedian and writer Stewart Lee describes Eliza as “Not the Messiah, but a very naughty girl”.

The full line-up comprises of:

Martin & Eliza Carthy – the good Doctor Martin Carthy and his twice Mercury nominated daughter Eliza Carthy, join forces to perform songs from their first duo album ever!

Michael Chapman – born in Leeds, he first became known on the London and Cornish folk circuits in 1966 and is known as one of the UK’s best finger picking style guitar players!

Chris Sherburn, Denny Bartley, Emily Sanders – Chris and Denny bring their unique sound and Emily’s fiddle playing and singing adds a new depth to what will surely be a memorable set!

Louise Jordan – fuelled by an untamed spirit, her music is authentic and timeless, underpinned by an unassuming natural elegance that places simple honesty alongside bold imagination!

Mia And The Moon – combining early folk festival influences with the urban, contemporary styles of today, the two sisters distinctive, gospel sound, reaches out to people of all ages!

Lucy Zirins – mixing folk, country and blues influences in to original songs, her first album “Chasing Clocks” debuted to great press reviews and airplay from BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6!

No need to worry about searching for food and drinks on the day either, there will be a range of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, real ales available and a varied menu that should meet everyone’s taste!

Don’t miss out on Harpenden Folk, Roots & World Music Festival 2 on Sunday 11th June

The festival will take place at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Rd, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 1PD

Early Bird Tickets are only £22 (for a limited period) and to book, please call 01472 349 222 or go online at http://www.harpendenfolkfestival.co.uk/tickets.html

To find out more about the line up and festival in general, please visit http://www.harpendenfolkfestival.co.uk/

Don’t be late, doors open at 1.30 p.m and the music starts at 2.00 p.m. and ends at 10.00 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/harpendenfolk/

http://www.solidentertainments.com/presents.htm

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Lincoln Folk, Roots & World Music Festival 2 -

Before we know it summer will be upon us, and by popular demand, so will this festival……

Solid Entertainments is delighted to announce that Lincoln Folk, Roots & World Music Festival will be returning to Lincoln Drill Hall on Saturday 10th June 2017

Showcasing the quality of live music in the UK; with Martin & Eliza Carthy headlining and five other very special acts in the line-up, this will undoubtedly be another great festival and an occasion not to miss!

For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures.  His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.  Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which the much anticipated Waiting for Angels (Topic TSCD527) was the latest.  In the folk clubs (which he continues to champion), on the concert stage or making TV appearances (he was the subject of the acclaimed `Originals’ music documentary strand on BBC 2) – there are few roles that Martin Carthy hasn’t played.

Martin is a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material.  He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic.

Eliza Carthy is undoubtedly one of the most impressive and engaging performers of her generation.  Twice nominated for the Mercury Prize and winner of innumerable other accolades over a 20 year career, Eliza has performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists including, Paul Weller, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Patrick Wolf and Bob Neuwirth.  More than most, Eliza Carthy has revitalised folk music and captured the most hardened of dissenters with intelligent, charismatic and boundary-crossing performance.

Eliza grew up immersed in the world of traditional music.  She still divides her time between touring and recording with her legendary parents, Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson as well as engaging in numerous pioneering solo and band projects, including work with Pere Ubu and Melanie Challenger, an artist in residence in Antarctica.  In what has become something of a parallel career, Eliza has co-presented the BBC Radio 3 World Music Awards, been a regular guest-presenter on the BBC Radio 2 Mark Radcliffe Show and has made many appearances on BBC TVs ‘Later with Jools’.  In her own right, Eliza has been the subject of an hour long ITV documentary (‘Heaven & Earth’) and ‘My Music’ on Channel 5. Comedian and writer Stewart Lee describes Eliza as “Not the Messiah, but a very naughty girl”.

The full line-up comprises of:

  • Martin & Eliza Carthy – the good Doctor Martin Carthy and his twice Mercury nominated daughter Eliza Carthy, join forces to perform songs from their first duo album ever!
  • Michael Chapman – born in Leeds, he first became known on the London and Cornish folk circuits in 1966 and is known as one of the UK’s best finger picking style guitar players!
  • Chris Sherburn, Denny Bartley, Emily Sanders – Chris and Denny bring their unique sound and Emily’s fiddle playing and singing adds a new depth to what will surely be a memorable set!
  • Louise Jordan – fuelled by an untamed spirit, her music is authentic and timeless, underpinned by an unassuming natural elegance that places simple honesty alongside bold imagination!
  • Mia And The Moon – combining early folk festival influences with the urban, contemporary styles of today, the two sisters distinctive, gospel sound, reaches out to people of all ages!
  • Salutation – a group of young people from Lincolnshire who play traditional folk music, blending beautiful harmonic singing with imaginative instrumentation and arrangements!

No need to worry about searching for food and drinks on the day either, there will be a range of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, real ales available and a varied menu that should meet everyone’s taste!

Don’t miss out on Lincoln Folk, Roots & World Music Festival 2 on Saturday 10th June

The festival will take place at Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN2 1EY

Early Bird Tickets are only £22 (for a limited period) and to book, please call 01472 349 222 or go online at http://www.lincolnfolkfestival.co.uk/tickets.html

To find out more about the line up and festival in general, please visit http://www.lincolnfolkfestival.co.uk/index.html

Don’t be late, doors open at 1.30 p.m and the music starts at 2.00 p.m. and ends at 10.00 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/Lincoln-Folk-Festival-196344734069155/

http://www.solidentertainments.com/presents.htm

 

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Rock It! May the 4th Be With You

https://www.facebook.com/events/668425926678674

Look out sci-fi fans, this months Rock It! has a space twist! Whether the bands are doing space-themed songs or sound like they’re FROM outer-space, this one’s sure to satisfy your inner sci-fi geek. So grab your kara kesh, lightsaber or bat’leth and come join the space nerd action with:

Dr. VZX Moist
http://www.geocities.ws/drvzxmoist/index.html
https://drvzxmoist.bandcamp.com
Without frills Dr VZX Moist is a rock power trio, with the guitar, the bass, the drums. Without gills they’d surely drown underwater. Let Dr VZX Moist be your daily loaf of bread. Let Dr VZX Moist be your travelling elephant trick show. Let their name become chanted in the swing park death circles of the future. Let them in.

Audiodriver
http://www.audiodriverband.com
https://www.facebook.com/Audiodriver
We are a hard working hard rock band from Glasgow!!!
Enjoying every minute of what we do as it truly is our passion!

Choka
https://www.facebook.com/ChokaMusicScotland
Glum Psychadliac trio.

PlecTrum
http://www.iamplectrum.com
https://www.facebook.com/iamplectrum
Acoustic musician from Glasgow, doing songs that centre around a time travelling rockstar Cowboy and his eventual takeover of a planet of evolved cats.

Hit the link for the official event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/668425926678674

FREE ENTRY
18+

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Rick Kemp Pipe and Slippers

Friday 26 May – Rick Kemp – “Pipe & Slippers”

Tickets £13.00 at www.fofshop.org.uk 

(or by cheque – send payable to ‘Friends of Folk’ to Jim Minall, 56 Victoria Park Avenue, Leyland, PR25 1UG)

Rick is obviously known to most as a member of the legendary folk/rock band Steeleye Span, but alongside and before and after that association Rick has had a varied and exciting life in music.  The evening will consist of his reminiscences and stories of that time.  Some will feature famous names we all will know, but perhaps the most interesting will be of people and events that we have never heard about.

Rick Kemp is, as many will be aware, a superb songwriter and the evening will include some of his excellent songs.

It will be a superb evening from someone with an excellent story to tell and a tremendous dry wit that draws laughter from his audience.

At The Park Golf Club, Park Road West, Southport, PR9 0JS 

Organised in association with the Bothy Folk Club

 

Escape

by Rick Kemp [Fellside]
Price: £5.98 EUR 47,59 EUR 40,00 -

Happy Families

by Maddy Prior [Park Records]
Price: £8.96 EUR 13,09 EUR 12,49 EUR 11,34

spies

by Rick Kemp [Fellside]
Price: £4.23 EUR 4,98 EUR 6,17 EUR 9,93

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Billy Lunn (The Subways), HOLLOWSTAR, Flint Moore, James White

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