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From blues to gospel to pop with Jo Harman







Rag 'N' Bone man declares Jo 'one of the finest singers this country has to offer'

Thursday 26 October | 9.30pm | Festival Spiegeltent

Earlier this year, Jo's supersize voice landed her a spot on Radio 2's playlist. Having just finished recording her brand new second studio album People We Become in Nashville, Tennessee, Jo will be bringing the spirit of Americana to the stage. 



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Virtuoso guitar playing from Newton Faulkner







Dream catch him at the Festival

Wednesday 18 October | 7.30pm | The Marlowe Theatre

Ten years ago, Newton was known for his ginger dreadlocks, great beats and virtuoso guitar playing. Now touring his sixth album, Hit the Ground Running, singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner mixes his acoustic folk roots with gentle harmonies and drums in a diverse set of new songs that he will be performing at the Marlowe Theatre.


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Have you heard of the Canterbury Sound?







The music that defined a generation

Saturday 28 October | 10:30am | Augustine Hall

The term ?Canterbury Sound' is used to refer to the signature psychedelic and progressive rock developed by artists such as Caravan, and Soft Machine. Canterbury Christ Church University host a day-long series of events that explore Canterbury as a symbolic space of music inspiration through discussions with artists, cultural intermediates, and academics. Expect to hear from Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan), Aymeric Leroy (author of L'?cole de Canterbury and Calyx site), Phil Howitt (Facelift fanzine founder) and many more. 


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Boogie woogie, swing and rock 'n' roll classics







The Red Stripe Band

Friday 27 October | 9.30pm | Festival Spiegeltent

They have played at virtually every jazz and blues festival in the UK and picked up best newcomer at Montreux Jazz Festival in 2010. Expect to be entertained with original songs and other boogie woogie, swing and rock 'n' roll classics in an engaging, ever-moving and often comical show.


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Rhythm, blues and some funky good tunes







The Mark Flanagan Trio

Wednesday 1 November | 9.30pm | Festival Spiegeltent

Mark Flanagan is probably best known as guitarist for Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. A blues guitarist with a flavour for alt/country music, Mark has shared stages with Eric Clapton, Tom Jones, Paul Weller, Amy Winehouse, BB King and Al Green. Don't miss the opportunity to see Mark on stage here in Canterbury for their live performance at the Festival Spiegeltent.


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Some vocal jazz classics with the Wallbangers







Harvey and the New Wallbangers

Saturday 28 October | 8pm | Festival Spiegeltent

It's been 31 years since Harvey and the Wallbangers performed their farewell tour, but last year Harvey and two of the original Wallbangers agreed to reunite along with two new Wallbangers. You'll know most of their great tunes, including classics like Boogie Nights, Sh' Boom, Your Feet's Too Big, Sweet Talkin' Guy, Blue Skies, Sunny Side of the Street and many more.


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Hamish Stuart brings back the funk







A Spiegeltent party to close the Festival in style

4 November | 9.30pm | Festival Spiegeltent

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Hamish Stuart shot to fame in the 1970's as the falsetto voice of The Average White Band, his distinctive songwriting and guitar style paving the way for the band's worldwide success. When the AWB split in 1982, Hamish went on to tour and record with an array of soul stars including Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, George Benson and Chaka Khan, for whom he wrote the No.1 chart hit Whatcha Gonna Do For Me? Hamish will be closing the Festival for us with a set to remember. 


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The serene and achingly beautiful voice of Mary Black







Songs from the Emerald Isle

Sunday 22 October | 7.30pm | Shirley Hall

Mary Black is an Irish folk singer with a voice that will give you goosepimples. For a number of years, What Hi-Fi? magazine considered Black's voice to be so pure, that it was used as an audiophile benchmark for comparing the sound quality of different high-fi systems. Music critic and lyricist Michael Leahy once said: "Over the years, Mary Black has come to define what many people see as the essence of Irish woman singers: profound, slightly ethereal and beyond the reaches of trends".



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The latest news from Canterbury Christ Church university







Pause for thought with CCCU's public lectures

Book your place at a FREE public lecture, part of CCCU's exciting programme of talks by high-profile and engaging speakers. The series returns in 2017/18 with an inspiring line-up of speakers, including: politician and Speaker of the House of Commons, The Rt Hon John Bercow; Chief Executive of Stonewall, Ruth Hunt; and economist and former Governor of the Bank of England, Lord Mervyn King.
Find out more and book your place here.


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