forthcoming album from the Nest's founder Sam Lee, a work several
years in conception which brings together a multitude of experiences
and influences for a musician who has cut an unique course in his
artistic development. This 8-track release with mixes done by the
legendary John Wood (of Nick Drake fame) comprises material gleaned
from years of research and exploration into the forgotten songs and
sounds of these Isles. ?Ground Of Its Own' brings together songs
directly learned from English Gypsy and Irish and Scottish Traveller
communities until now unheard in the wider music world.
27 June _at_ Old Queens Head, 44
Essex Road, London N1 8LN- ?6 adv - ?8 otd
Coming from a
family of English folk singers, Seamus Cater carries the torch from a
contemporary perspective. Having spent twelve years as a member of
the eclectic Amsterdam music scene and four years previously in
Manchester, he injects new subject matter, arrangement and
orchestration to these traditional roots.
Born in a small
town in Finland and brought up in a vibrant atmosphere of many
musical influences, Viljam Nybacka's musical development progressed
through classical and electric guitar. He moved to Amsterdam to study
electric bass and soon became a member of the highly esteemed
25 July _at_ Old Queens Head, 44
Essex Road, London N1 8LN, London - ?6 adv - ?8 otd
Special unmiked intimate performance
with 50 tickets only
After first playing
around an old Edinburgh kitchen table in 2003, Fribo have become
experts in finding subtle ways of exchanging traditions whilst
expressing them anew; with an exuberant feel for contemporary
sounds and rhythms. Described by Celtic Connections Festival as "?one of the freshest and most
inventive acts on the emerging ?Nu-Nordic' scene?"
Today after honing their musical explorations through five years'
touring experience and a very well received debut album, Fribo is
rapidly gaining recognition and acclaim.
Sunday 24 June _at_
Maneros Bar, 232
Kingsland Road, London E2
- ?7 adv - ?9 otd
Adam Beattie, Balina Whalers, Band
of Buriers, Brooke Sharkey, City Shanty Band, Good Time Family Band,
La Salami, Mae Karthauser, Alua Nacimento, Magic Lantern, Mary Hampton,
Matan, Moulettes, Nick Hart, Sam Brookes, Sam Lee Band.
At the small and intimate Nova Festival, the Nest Collective will be
launching the Campfire Sessions: providing the focus for all the late
night entertainment, the festival will convene in time-honoured
fashion around several roaring blazes, each one enveloped in music
and entertainment. High spirits will be maintained with good ol'
sing-a-longs, storytelling, full band sessions, several special
guests and who knows what else! 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 will be provided.
Bignor Park, Pulborough, West Sussex
+ A Band of Buriers + Fiona Bevan + Samantha Whates
Following its most successful year to date, the Folk Rising series
has grown into one of London's most popular emerging music platforms.
Showcasing exceptionally talented artists from across the country,
these gigs are a fantastic opportunity to see up-and-coming musicians
explore new ideas and styles. Expect to hear a rich variety of fresh
responses to folk.
Whether you're a folk enthusiast or looking to try something new,
Folk Rising offers something for everyone. in collaboration with The
21 June _at_ Cecil Sharp House 2 Regent's Park Road, Camden, London NW1
7AY, London - ?5
unmiked intimate performance with 50 tickets only
Sz?szcs?v?s is a small village located in the Kis-Kukullo River
valley of Transylvania, in Romania. The majority of the village's 900
inhabitants are Hungarians, with 20% Gypsies. The core of the
Sz?szcs?v?s Band being brought to you in London is the pr?m?s (lead
fiddle) J?mbor Istv?n whose nickname is Dumnezeu (or God in
Romanian), and Cs?nyi S?ndor on fiddle, his son Alin playing kontra,
and Alin's brother Sanyika on double-bass. In addition to their main
instruments, most of the musicians also play the other instruments
well and are usually outstanding dancers. Most of them make their
living by playing music and if we are lucky enough that they will
also demonstrate some of their dancing skills at the gig.
June _at_ Maneros Bar, London, 232 Kingsland Road, London E2 8AX - ?10 adv - ?12