1. Tell Me A Story - Smallhythe Place. KENT
2. TOM THUMB THEATRE. SCANDALNIGHTS. KENT
3. Faversham Folk Club - May /June. KENT
Date: 8 May 2012 14:44:17 GMT+01:00
Subject: kent gig for Saffron Summerfield
The National Trust's Smallhythe Place near Tenterden Kent TN30 7NG
TELL ME A STORY
with singer-songwriter Saffron
& songwriter/storyteller Ben
WEDNESDAY 16 May at 7 pm
With Special guests Mim Backhouse, singer from South Africa and
George Stevens, Bouzouki player and Luthier
Subject: SCANDALNIGHTS at TOM THUMB
Date: May 8, 2012 17:49
Tom Thumb Theatre
Friday 11th May,
7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)
Baba Yaga & The Virgin
Xanthe Gresham (?6/5)
Has your pilot light
puttered? Your credit crunched? Never fear, help is
here to re-ignite the spark. On a road-trip through Mexico (via haunted
hotel rooms, day of the dead celebrations, visions and percuilar folklore)
two deities dangle like dice from the rear view mirror.
One is Baba Yaga - once a goddess of fire and fertility, now just a
witch in Russian folkology. With her iron teeth and cannibalistic
tendancies, she scuttlles through the forest in a hut balanced on a pair
of hairy chicken legs.
The other is The Virgin of Guadalupe - Latin America's iconic Mother,
who launches Mexican waves of tea towels, plastic bracelets and prayer
cards across the country. Famous and beloved she holds us all in the
folds of her mantle.
"Speaks like a woman spitting jewels" -Arts Council of England
"We were enraptured" -The Telegraph
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The Tom Thumb Theatre, Eastern Esplanade, Kent, Cliftonville, CT9 2LB
FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB - Guests MAY AND JUNE
Steve's latest album,
Time and Tide (Topic) is receiving widespread critical acclaim both here in
the UK and in music magazines overseas. Recent articles in Rock 'n' Reel and
Living Tradition, fROOTS and TAPLAS Magazine have all helped to promote the
album and the list of good reviews continues to grow...
" ...[one] of the country's finest songwriters. Steve Ashley?s latest is
a particular triumph, at once a modern-day masterpiece and a masterly
throwback to his earlier glories and the English traditions with which it
resonates. With a true understanding of human nature and how the processes of
history and change affect the spirit of place, Steve?s songs represent an
urgent clarion call to us to wake up before it?s too late." fRoots
Trevor, Ian and Al
have been playing together in various Cajun, Zydeco, Country and Blues bands
for in excess of twenty years.
Trevor, Ian and Al share a lifelong love of the diverse and inspiring musical
forms emanating from the Southern States and during the last decade have had
the pleasure of experiencing it "for real" during several vacations
to Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia and Alabama.
Mary Humpherys & Anahata
Mary Humphreys and Anahata
are established on the British folk scene as enthusiastic and entertaining
performers of traditional material. With extensive research, skilled
musicianship and a huge variety of instruments they have unearthed and
brought back to vivid life some rare gems of English song and music.
They are continually busy at festivals and folk clubs, with concert
performances, workshops and presentations, playing for dancers such as Pig
Dyke Molly and collaborating with other artists from time to time.
They have made four albums of their music, the latest, "Cold Fen"
released in March 2009.
Mary (who has her own web site) sings traditional songs, mostly in English
and a few in her native Welsh, and plays banjo and concertina. Anahata
accompanies with melodeons, concertina and cello, and they play instrumental
arrangements, mostly of English traditional music.
Kieth Pearson's Coup
Few artists can regale
an audience with a tirade of hilarious, curmudgeonly banter, then bring them
almost to tears with a self-penned song featuring the acoustic guitar, and
then go on to amaze them with lightning-fast fusillades of spangling
banjo-rolls. But one such is Keith Pearson, award-winning prolific writer of
world-class songs, and one of Britain's best banjo players. Even as a solo
performer Keith can hold an audience enthralled for an entire evening with
his humour, voice, songs and virtuoso guitar playing and has achieved
near-legendary status in Australia, where he has worked regularly during the
last fifteen years or so, as front man of Treacle Line.
Keith Pearson first learnt his craft during the classic Folk renaissance of
the mid-60s. Throughout the 70s, he toured, and performed on radio as a solo
singer/songwriter, both abroad and on the Folk circuit, as well as fronting
the original Treacle Line and the Right Hand Band. Choosing to stay with
music, rather than Variety Entertainment, Keith resisted the temptation taken
by some of his Folk contemporaries to abandon his instrument in order to
become a stand-up comic or TV presenter.