From: Two For Joy Music [joe_at_twoforjoy_dot_co_dot_uk]

Sent: 27 April 2012 15:09

Subject: Kidnap Alice Tour NOW! All Day Folk Fest! Fire in the Moutain! Arts Council Grant!




Hello All....

Here's a rather hasty email from "on the road", touring with Kidnap Alice. (in Bristol to be precise). We are chuffed to announce we have received at Arts Council England Grant for the Arts for the Kidnap Alice tour! We are aiming to build up a touring network across the UK of great venues and bands. Get in touch if you are a venue/collective/artist interested in hosting shows with us in your town, and then us hosting shows for you in London and across the festivals with Global Local.

Here are the dates for the Kidnap Alice tour - do please stop by for some stonkin' bluegrass and folk, in a town near you:

Friday 27th April:  The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, Hereford. LD8 2AD.
Saturday 28th April: Bicton Barn. Clun, Shropshire. SY7 8NF.
Sunday 29thApril:  Secret Folk Club. Manchester.
Monday 30th April: The Moon Club. Cardiff. CF10 1BR.
Tuesday 1st May: The Golden Lion. Bristol. BS7 8NZ
Wednesday 2nd May: What's Cookin'. London. E11 4HL.
Thursday 3rd May: The Hand and Hart. Nottingham. NG1 5BA
Saturday 5th May: Puzzle Hall Inn. Halifax. HX6 2RF.
Sunday 6th May: The Canteen. Bristol. BS1 3QY
Monday 7th May: The Old Queen's Head. London. N1 8LN
Thursday 10th May: Opus Acoustics _at_ The Riverside Bar Sheffield. S3 8EN.

and lastly, another, and last, heads up for the Two For Joy Launch show _at_ the Old Queen's Head for our All Day Folk Festival (and reciprocal tour date). Come and see bands from across London and across the country.

oh, and we can't forget to mention that Fire in the Mountain tickets are selling fast, nearly all "early bird" tickets gone last time we checked, so snap em' up if you want to head to the wilderness of Mid Wales for our unique wee festival in the Cambrian Mountains...

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Two For Joy Launch Festival _at_ The Old Queen's Head on 7th May. 18 bands across two stages for a May Day All Day Helluva Hoedown.

Kidnap Alice National Spring Tour, promoted in association with Two For Joy. 13 National dates from 23rd April - 10th May.

Fire in the Mountain Festival, 1st - 5th June 2012, Cwmnewidion Isaf, nr Aberystwyth, Mid Wales. The Line Up is announced in this email below (and we are VERY VERY proud and excited)!

Thank you for reading, and we look forward to seeing you at some of our events.

Team Two For Joy Music.

One For Sorry, Two For Joy.


We'd like to recommend a fabulous show at Cecil Sharp House featuring maverick folk singer Chris Wood and Dizraeli, one of our fav contemporary spoken word artists. This promises to be an intriguing collaboration, we can't wait... we'll see you there right? 19th May. Details below:

More information on shows...

Two For Joy Official Launch Party + Global Local Showcase
May Day All Day Folk Festival
Bank Holiday 7th May
The Old Queen's Head, 44 Essex Road, London, N1 8LN
tickets : info

Join us for the 6th Bank Holiday All Day Folk Festival at the Old Queen's Head, 7th May 2012. This event is the official launch of Two For Joy Music (offspring of The Magpie's Nest), and sees 17 bands converge at the pub and play across two stages from 2pm - 11pm. The day is also brought to you by Global Local and Continental Drifts Music - the official showcase of the Acoustic Sound-Clash festival programme, with performances from the hottest emerging talent from the UK folk scene. Heaps of local bands and bands from all over the country converge for a jam packed folk out.

The Line Up

Downstairs Bawdy Stage
14:00 - 14:45    Harrison Brothers
15:00 - 15:45    Dan Korn
16:00 - 16:45    Ruby and the Ribcage
17:00 - 17:45    Ramshackle Union
18:00 - 18:45    Thinker
19:00 - 19:45    Knights of Mentis
20:00 - 20:45    Under the Driftwood Tree
21:00 - 21:45    Nimming Neds
22:00 - 23:00    Holloway Jug Band

Upstairs Rowdy Stage
15:00 - 15:45    Burning Wheel
16:00 - 16:45    Blue Rose Code
17:00 - 17:45    Tiny Ruins
18:00 - 18:45    Nuala
19:00 - 19:45    Boat to Row
20:00 - 20:45    The Wagon Tales
21:00 - 21:45    Kidnap Alice
22:00 - 23:00    The Long Notes

Kidnap Alice Spring Tour in association with Two For Joy Reciprocal Touring.
13 National Dates

23rd April - 10th May 2012

Friday 20th Monkey Nuts, London
Sunday 22nd The Square and Compass, Worth Matravers, Dorset
Monday 23rd The Cock Inn, Rickmansworth  
Thursday 26th The Hourglass, Exeter
Friday 27th The Assembly Rooms Presteigne, Hereford
Saturday 28th Bicton Barn Clun, Shropshire
Sunday 29th Secret Folk Club, Manchester  
Monday 30th The Moon Club, Cardiff  
Tuesday 1st The Golden Lion Bristol
Wednesday 2nd What's Cookin', London
Thursday 3rd The Hand and Hart, Nottingham
Saturday 5th Puzzle Hall Inn, Halifax          
Sunday 6th The Canteen, Bristol
Monday 7th The Old Queen's Head, London
Thursday 10th The Riverside Bar, Sheffield

The Kidnap Alice UK Tour
Bluegrass - Folk - Soul

To promote their debut album
Released by Two For Joy Records
All gig details can be found at:
All tickets sold by the venues


Fire in the Mountain Festival 2012
June 1st - 5th 2012
Cwnch Coch, nr Aberystwyth
details and tickets on the website

The Fire in the Mountain is rekindled and its warm glow casts light over the valley of change - Cwmnewidion. Red kites soar above lush green ravines, with oak grove and wild meadow below. Located between the fringe of the magnificent Cambrian mountains and the beautiful coast of Cardigan bay, where hare and horse graze, natures spirits ebbing and flowing.

Join us in bringing this ancient kingdom alive once again in another magical gathering of hearts, minds, and music.  


We invite you to the Fire in the Mountain, International Folk Festival of Cwnch Coch at Cwmnewidion Isaf.

A coming together of hearts, minds and collectives from across the country. We present bands and musicians from the USA, Canada, Scotland, Ireland, England and of course Wales.

This year we are pleased to welcome a host of bands from Bristol, Liverpool and London. We have loosely themed each day around our headliners. Saturday is Celtic Day and we host the BEST young Scottish pipers Ross Ainslee and Jarlath Henderson. Sunday our headliners hail from the Appalachian Mountains: Adam Hurt and Stephanie Coleman. Monday is Welsh Culture day, with headliners Calan.


Calan + The Gentle Good + The Mordekkers + Under the Driftwood Tree + Finikity Chaos + DnA

Ross Ainslee Trio + Jarlath Henderson Trio + Ross and Jarlath Big Band + Alasdair Roberts

Adam Hurt and Stephanie Coleman (USA) + This is the Kit

Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell + Kidnap Alice + BARD + Cut A Shine + Tim Chipping +  Stompin' Dave + ruby and the Ribcage + The Barker Band + Ana De Silva + yoB + Boat to Row (Birmingham) + The Wagon Tales + Serious Sam Barret + David Broad + Nick Mulvey

Kazimier Krunk Band + Sidney Bailey's No Good Punching Clowns + The Loose Moose String Band + Pete Bentham + Dinner Ladies + Mamadou + Long Finger Bandits + The Cubical + Automatic Sam + Flamin' Mamies + King Twit + Married to the Sea + Dave Owen + Nick Ellis + Jeff Jepson and the Angry Wasps

The Long Notes + Fitty Gomash

Simon Penrucker + Nuala + Jamie Harrison + Beth Porter + Waitress for the Beas + Toby Norman + HoneyFeet, Alabaster DePlume + Noon + Rik Warren + R?oghnach Connolly + Ben Sayer + The Triangulators.

Wood Fired Cob Ovens, providing fresh pizzas and fresh bread.
Communal Central Kitchen with Sunday Banquet
Healing Area, Sauna, cold river plunge pool and bathing, and contemporary therapies
Local Ales and Ciders from our Barn Bar
Tons of Workshops in the workshop tent: singing, flat foot, dance, etc
Kids Activities: Face painting, treasure hunts, circus skills
Jam Sessions galore!
Camp Fire Sing Songs.
Acoustic Marquee with hot drinks and chai + open stage for bands and jams

Welsh Culture Day
Bank Holiday Monday features a farmers and local crafts market. We also feature a host of Welsh folk bands on the main stage, with Headliners Calan.

There are two camping areas: Quiet and Family camping in the main paddock, near to car park, and Adventure Camping (short walk from main gate).

We are pioneering the latest designs in Composting Loos.

The farm is in remote mid-Wales, in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains. We highly recommend bringing good solid footwear and good quality rain clothes, in addition to sun cream.

Travel and Parking
It will cost ?5 per car to park, and ?10 per Camper Van. This is because space is limited and we want to encourage people to car share and take alternative public transport. Car Share via FaceBook page.

Shuttles will meet EVERY train coming to Aberystwyth Friday and Saturday, and again , shuttles will run to meet every train Monday and Tuesday at no cost.


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