Spring into Summer 2018

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February 2018

Lindsay Lou (music) Fri 23rd Feb, 8pm

Friday, February 23, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Outstanding Michigan songbird Lindsay Lou returns to the UK with her band and a brand new album to promote. Previous visits saw them take Shetland Folk Festival and HebCeltFest by storm, and they had a (sold-out) headline show at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections in 2017. Writing in fRoots magazine, Tim Chipping said: “I’m convinced I have seen the most affectingly expressive singer since Amy Winehouse, backed by the new Punch Brothers.” The band was featured in the BBC 2 TV Highlights show filmed at the city’s Royal Concert Hall on the opening night.

£14/£12 concs/£10 U16’s

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March 2018

Martha Tilston (music) Fri 23rd March, 8pm

Friday, March 23, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Supported by an eclectic ensemble of multi-instrumental musicians Martha delivers a mesmerising set of songs and astute observations through her beautiful crystal-clear vocals. A BBC best newcomer Folk Awards nominee, Acoustic Stage opener at Glastonbury, guest vocalist with Zero 7, and with six critically claimed internationally released albums, Martha returns with her latest record Nomad – a musical invitation to sit out under the stars around a fire and reconnect with a long-lost part of our selves.

£12/£10 concs/£8 U16’s

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April 2018

Vivaldi’s La Favorita (music) Thu 5th April, 7.30pm

Thursday, April 5, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

An evening of Vivaldi music from the wonderful Dunedin Consort with Cecilia Bernardini, Solo Violin and Director. This is a rare opportunity to experience first hand the music that emerged from one of the most productive – and intriguing – relationships in Venetian music.

 

 

 

 

Programme includes:

Violin Concerto in B minor, RV387 Violin Concerto in E Major “Il Riposo”, RV270a

Concerto for Strings and Basso Continuo in G minor, RV156

Violin Concerto in B- at Major “Il Corneto da Posta”, RV363

Violin Concerto in D Major, RV772 Concerto for Strings and Basso Continuo in D minor, RV128

Violin Concerto in F Major, RV283

£14/£12 concs/£10 U16’s

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Siobhan Miller (music) Fri 6th April, 8pm

Friday, April 6, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Two-time winner of Scots Singer of the Year, Siobhan Miller is widely regarded as one of the foremost vocalists in Scotland. Siobhan’s award-winning style has been honed through collaborations and studies with many of Scotland’s top musicians. She is part of the all-star cast and a featured solo singer within Far Far from Ypres, has performed on Broadway, New York, and in 2014 was a guest singer with National Theatre of Scotland in their Alternative Burns production. A recipient of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, alongside Jeana Leslie – with whom she went on to release two acclaimed albums. Nationwide television appearances and outings at many of the UK’s major folk festivals illustrate just why she has been lauded as “the finest young interpreter of Scots traditional song” (Scotland on Sunday).

‘One of the finest young voices on the Scottish folk scene’ The Scotsman

£12/£10 concs/£8 U16’s

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Alexander Chapman Campbell (music) Sat 7th April, 7.30pm

Saturday, April 7, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Please note that due to unavoidable circumstances this concert has now been cancelled. If you bought tickets at the Phoenix Store then please take them back and they will refund. If you bought them online at wegottickets.com then you will be refunded to the card you bought them with.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Talisk (music) Fri 20th April, 8pm

Friday, April 20, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Nominees in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Horizon Award, and winners of the 2015 Young Folk Award, Talisk are one of the fastest rising bands on the UK folk scene. They create a captivating, energetic and dynamic sound that, in just a couple of years, has earned them multiple award wins, unwavering nationwide media praise, and standing ovations across the country. Atop their collective titles, concertina player, Mohsen Amini, was the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, The band have appeared at world-leading folk festivals including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark’s Tønder, Celtic Colours in Cape Breton, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention and Celtic Connections, plus live sessionson both BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio Scotland’s flagship folk programmes. With further tours andshowcases throughout Europe and the US, theirs is a star firmly, and rapidly, on the ascent.

ExtraordinaryMark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

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Keys to the Stars (classical music) Fri 27th April, 8pm

Friday, April 27, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Throughout his life the Estonian shaman and composer, Urmas Sisask, has felt a strong connection to the stars and composed many pieces inspired by stellar constellations. The Grieg Pianoduo – Elles van der Heiden and Siebert Nix – play three of his pieces, together with one of Schubert’s, in a special concert-with-slides programme. Images of constellations taken with the Hubble and other telescopes are projected in a continuous sequence as a backdrop to the live piano music. Performed many times in the Netherlands, this programme has been a real hit with audiences and needs to be seen and heard live to be fully appreciated.

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Songs of Roma – Simon Thacker Group (music) Sat 28th April, 8pm

Saturday, April 28, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A new Romany musical journey full of spiritual intensity, catharsis and joy created and led by one of the UK’s most expansive musical figures, Simon Thacker (classical guitar), with the much admired Polish cellist Justyna Jablonska and leading Roma exponent, singer/violinist Masha Natanson. Simon draws on and extends European, Indian and Balkan folk forms, plus flamenco, and re-imagines powerful songs from the gypsy tradition with wonderfully inventive new instrumental music.

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May 2018

Young Waters (music) Wed 9th May, 7.30pm

Wednesday, May 9, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Young Waters’ twisted neo-folk is a tapestry of emotionally powerful vocals, stirring harmonies, lyrical strings and finely mastered acoustic guitar. Their exhilarating rhythms and intricate melodies, coupled with a repertoire that combines startling original material with unique arrangements of traditional folk songs, makes for a captivating stage presence. In October 2017 they showcased at English Folk Expo / Manchester Folk Festival (supporting Kathryn Tickell), and their debut album, recorded at Real World studios, is due to be released in Spring 2018. Young Waters is a five-piece band led by Theo Passingham (vocals and guitar) with Kerry Ann Jangle (vocals), Liam O’Connell (double bass and vocals), Calum Smith (violin) and Rowen Elliot (viola).

£12/£10 concs/£8 U16’s

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The Poozies (music) Wed 16th May, 7.30pm

Wednesday, May 16, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The ever-adventurous Poozies have been an institution on the British folk scene since they formed in 1997, and a recent line-up change in 2016 brought together founding member Mary Macmaster and long-term cohort Eilidh Shaw with Orkney’s Sarah McFadyen and Tia Files from Oban. The result has been hailed as the best incarnation yet; in 2018 they released their latest album and look set to be a tour de force for some time to come. As always the band is anchored by the glorious bass of the electro-harp, and swings expertly between innovative tune sets featuring monster twin fiddles and powerful, punchy guitar, and gorgeously eclectic songs with beguiling 5-string banjo and 4-part vocal harmonies.

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