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Sent: 05 April 2012 15:05

Subject: Radio Shows, Ceilidhs & Shanty Sessions: Spring _at_ The Nest


Radio Shows, Ceilidh Dancing and Shanty Sessions: It's a whole holiday at the Nest Collective.

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The Nest Collective

Welcome all!

The bank holidays are almost upon us and so much is happening at the Nest it's practically sprouting from within. Huge news our end: we've got a radio show! Tune in to Resonance FM every Tuesday at 1pm (Londoners, 104.4fm) in partnership with Run Riot, and if you missed our first show yesterday, all is not lost - you can listen to it on our website for free.

Coming up in April and May:
7 April Reach for the Bunting, Islington Town Hall
18 April The Honeypot, The Waiting Room
21 April St George's Day, Rich Mix
25 April Emily Portman+Laish, Old Queen's Head
29 April Shanty Sessions with Ballina Whalers, Hermitage Wharf - 50 tickets only
5 May Camden Crawl
12 May Reach for the Bunting, Islington Town Hall
16 May The Honeypot, The Waiting Room
24 May Folk Rising, Cecil Sharp House
30 May Eska, Old Queen's Head

Book early: Eska on 30 May, Mary Hampton on 8 June (55 tickets only), Bella Hardy on 11 June, Sam Lee's album launch on 27 June, and Alasdair Roberts on 26 September.

Hope to see you here.
Lots of love Sam and the Nest team.

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Summer events and newly announced shows

3 June Jubilee Festival, Battersea Park
8 June Mary Hampton, Manero's Bar (55 tickets only)
9 June Alfresco Festival
11 June Bella Hardy, Old Queen's Head
27 June Sam Lee, Old Queen's Head
5-8 July Nova Festival
11-15 July Larmer Tree Festival
21 July London FolkFest, The Bedford
26-29 July Cambridge Folk Festival, The Den
10-12 August Wilderness Festival
26 September Alasdair Roberts, Old Queen's Head

Ceilidh Liberation Front

Reach for the Bunting

7 April, 12 May: Try something a bit different - we'll be turning ceilidh conventions upside-down with the unbelievable Ceilidh Liberation Front and Super Best Friends Club (April) and the Krar Collective (May). Doors 7.30pm, first dance 8pm.
More info: 7 April
More info: 12 May

Shanty Sessions

29 April: A unique afternoon - 4pm til early evening - consisting of song, sing-a-longs, stories and merriment celebrating the rich tradition of the sea and the River Thames. Featuring the Ballina Whalers, curated by Nick Hart and Sam Lee.
More info

Nest recommends:

Dance Marathon, 28 April: With some of the finest DJs and live musicians providing the soundtrack, this annual fundraiser for brain injury charity Headway East London will move through the eras from 1940s to present day, for a mix of jitter bugging, lindy hopping, clock rocking and electronic! Entries are now open - join in with the dancing or come along and watch; a great day out to raise money for an valuable cause.
More info

Alua Nascimento

The Honeypot

18 April, 16 May: At The Waiting Room, formerly The Drop, come and listen to artists you won't hear anywhere else in London - in April hear Alua Nascimento and Alba Cabral playing energetic rootsy Brazilian folk, and Shzr Ee, a Korean percussion group. Doors 8pm.
More info

Whiskey Moon Face

Folk Rising

24 May: See some of the best emerging performers on the scene at Folk Rising in partnership with EFDSS - this month with Matan Rotchlitz, Whiskey Moon Face, Samson & Delilah, Zuzzana Novak - for just 5.
More info

Nest recommends:

Swing Patrol: Time Out voted Swing Patrol as one of 78 fun things to do in London. Learn some cool swing steps, make some friends and the teaching style ensures you have a laugh along the way. Beginner classes all over London. See timetable for exact details.
Want a big night out? London Swing Festival features some stunning swing nights where you can get booted and suited with your friends. More details.

Emily Portman, Laish

25 April: Inspired by the darker underbelly of folklore and balladry, Emily weaves narratives of the magical and the monstrous. Laish play honest, humble, humourous and uplifting songs featuring violin, melodica, rumbling bass, rattling drums. Doors 8pm.
More info


Eska + Keston Cobblers Club

30 May: Eska's music wears its experimental tendencies on its sleeve, and proudly so. She uses her vocals in intriguing ways, invention and expression always paramount. Doors 8pm.
More info

Nova Festival

Nova Festival: The Campfire Sessions

5-8 July: The Nest Collective will be launching the Campfire Sessions: late at night, the festival will convene in time-honoured fashion around roaring blazes, each one enveloped in music and entertainment. Every night will be unique with a magic concoction of spontaneity, rare talents and the unknown, all drenched in the sepia tones of firelight and tinged with wooded aromas. Song-books and marshmallows provided.
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