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.
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
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.
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.
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
Nascimento and Alba
Cabral playing energetic rootsy Brazilian folk, and Shzr Ee, a
Korean percussion group. Doors 8pm.
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,
- for just £5.
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.
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.
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.
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.