Date: 14 January 2008 21:47:59
Subject: Electric Voices – Latest
A quick round up of what’s up and coming …..
MARTYN WYNDHAM-READ will be joined by Shirley Collins, Pip Barnes, Iris Bishop and Gary Holder at Guildford’s Electric Theatre this Saturday, 19th January, when he presents “Down The Lawson Track”. Martyn, who devised the perennially popular “Maypoles To Mistletoe” nearly forty years ago, has created this new show in homage to the renowned Australian “poet of the people” Henry Lawson. Martyn has set the sometime hilarious and sometimes moving poems to music and will be accompanied by fellow “Maypoles” musicians Iris and Gary. The songs will be interspersed with readings and anecdotes from Shirley and Pip. Admission £11.00 in advance, £13.00 on the day. Box Office 01483 444789.
BILL CADDICK will be the next guest at the Music Institute, which meets at The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford, on Friday 25th January. Bill is amongst the very best singer-songwriters the English folk scene has ever produced and his compositions have been recorded by the likes of June Tabor and Coope, Boyes & Simpson. During his career, as well as being a superb performer in his own right, Bill has been a member of a number of innovative line-ups including the puppet and street theatre group Magic Lantern, the Albion Band during its residency at the National Theatre, Home Service (with John Tams) and the ceilidh band All Blacked Up.
You can catch a glimpse of Bill in performance on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDtXIlVaak4
and Christy Moore singing Bill's "John Of Dreams" here:
Admission £9.00 (members £8.00) – details (including online ticket sales):
A big thank you to those of you who came along to the Institute last Friday, despite knowing that Les Barker was unable to be there, and contributing to a very enjoyable SINGERS NIGHT. By my calculation the singers outnumbered the audience 17 – 6. This bodes well for the “come all ye” club that Anna Tabbush is starting up at the venue this Friday, 18th January, to alternate with the more formal Music Institute evenings. Admission is free, everyone is welcome – performer and audience alike.
And talking about LES BARKER – his agent tells me that he is now back home. He has to undergo a few more tests and although he will be honouring a couple of gigs in late February has cancelled his March/April tour of Australia.
Finally – tickets for the COOPE, BOYES & SIMPSON harmony day at Cranleigh Arts Centre on Saturday 23rd February are now on sale and are already selling fast. The day consists of harmony singing workshops from 10.00am to 4.00pm (£25.00) and an evening concert from CB&S at 7.30pm (£12.00). A combined ticket is available at £30.00. Tickets can be obtrained online – http://www.electricvoices.org - or from the Arts Centre box office 08456 128128.
P.S. Nearly forgot – KATHRYN TICKELL Band tickets (Farnham Maltings, Monday 28th April) are now on sale – 01252 726234.