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.
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.
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
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.
National Spring Tour, promoted in association with Two For Joy. 13 National
dates from 23rd April - 10th May.
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
Team Two For Joy Music.
One For Sorry, Two For Joy.
A BIG PS:
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
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
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,
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: www.kidnapalice.com
All tickets sold by the venues
Fire in the Mountain Festival 2012
June 1st - 5th 2012
Cwnch Coch, nr Aberystwyth
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
CONFIRMED LINE UP!
Calan + The Gentle Good + The Mordekkers + Under the Driftwood Tree +
Finikity Chaos + DnA
Ross Ainslee Trio + Jarlath Henderson Trio + Ross and Jarlath Big Band +
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
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.