Moving Tone - gigs - acoustic gigs - acoustic en Dunton Folk - The Carrivick Sisters In Concert <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>5 Apr 2014 - 08:09</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT+1</div></div> <p>Identical twin sisters Charlotte and Laura Carrivick have grown up playing and writing music together. Their unique style shows their strong bluegrass influences without obscuring their English roots. With tight harmonies that only siblings can achieve, they perform their original songs on guitar, fiddle, mandolin, dobro and clawhammer banjo. They have performed both in the UK and internationally.</p> <p>Both sisters have had varied musical influences. Laura started out with Classical violin at 10 but was soon more interested in folk music, playing along to Chieftains CD’s. Charlotte also started out classically, but in her case with guitar. Charlotte picked up the mandolin a few years later and in 2003 they attended the ‘Sore Fingers’ bluegrass course. This was where Laura first heard the dobro, which she started playing a year later. In recent months Charlotte has taken up the clawhammer banjo, sometimes bringing a more old timey feel to their sound. </p> <p><a href="" title=""></a></p> acoustic bluegrass folk gigs - acoustic Sun, 09 Mar 2014 08:13:09 +0000 Dunton Folk 5280 at Dunton Folk - Blast From The Past Victorian Christmas <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>7 Dec 2013 - 09:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT+1</div></div> <p>‘A Victorian Christmas’ is a festive exploration of the Yuletide our ancestors would have known. Acclaimed historical theatre company Blast From The Past invite you to join them for an evening of music, song, stories and drama from the time of Dickens and Hardy. All cast members perform in full Victorian dress with authentic musical instruments and props.</p> <p>Featuring the musical talents of Chris Green and Jude Rees (formerly of Isambarde), as well as Sophie Matthews (The Oxford Waits), the show includes all of the well-known Victorian carols such as ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’, ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ and ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’. Song-sheets are provided for the audience to join in and there are also some more obscure but no less beautiful festive songs from the English folk tradition, some of which have not been heard in over 100 years and have been painstakingly researched by the cast.</p> <p>The show also contains a Christmas Mummer’s Play (one of the forerunners of pantomime) featuring a battle between St George and the villanous Turkish Knight, presided over by Father Christmas himself (dressed in green robes, as would have been the case in Victorian England!)</p> <p>Finally, internationally-acclaimed storyteller Andy Jennings unfolds the mediaeval tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Written by an anonymous poet in the 14th century, it was lost for centuries before its rediscovery in a private library at the start of the Victorian era. Set at the court of King Arthur over Christmas, its themes of quest and romance proved a hit with Victorian audiences and in Andy’s hands it will thrill and delight modern audiences as well!</p> <p>‘A Victorian Christmas’ is a fast-moving, warm-hearted show that will appeal to audiences of all ages looking to recapture the true spirit of Christmas.</p> contemporary folk folk gigs - acoustic Sun, 08 Sep 2013 08:11:30 +0000 Dunton Folk 5185 at Dunton Folk - Kristy Gallacher and Luke jackson in Concert <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>16 Nov 2013 - 08:58</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT+1</div></div> <p>Kristy Gallacher is a guitarist, poet and songwriter from Coventry, England. Being somewhat disillusioned and fiercely independent, in 2008 at the age of 21, Kristy decided to join the D.I.Y ethos. She formed her own independent record label Broken Player Records (<a href="" title=""></a>), signed herself and has been self sufficient ever since. Each subsequent release has been on the label. A prolific songwriter, she is continually songwriting her way through life and regularly tours on the acoustic circuit to audiences across the UK. With a strong live presence of carefully crafted songs and exciting fresh guitar work Kristy continues to grow and expand her loyal fan base.</p> <p>In addition to her own shows she has supported Ed Sheeran, Micheal Chapman, Scott Matthews, Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze), Mr Big, I Am Kloot's John Bramwell, Miles and Erica (Wonderstuff) Mark Morriss (Bluetones) and Nerina Pallot. Kristy has just finished recording her second full album called 'Spinning Plates' which is due for release on 31st March 2012. The title track of Kristy’ s 2008 debut album ‘Emotional Gun’ has been selected for the British Library Project which archives significant new music.</p> <p>Luke is a rising 19 year old Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 sees him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award.</p> <p>With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making ripples on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Paul Brady, Chris Wood, Steve Knightley, Lucy Ward and Boo Hewerdine and playing Sidmouth, Bristol and Trowbridge festivals.</p> <p>More than Boys, produced by the acclaimed Welsh singer-songwriter Martyn Joseph, launched at the Shrewsbury Festival, has been receiving plaudits from critics and airplay on numerous radio stations.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> contemporary folk folk gigs - acoustic Sun, 08 Sep 2013 08:00:23 +0000 Dunton Folk 5184 at Dunton Folk <p>Folk and Acoustic music in the beautiful 14th century church of St Mary Magdalene, Dunton.</p> contemporary folk folk gigs - acoustic venue Sun, 08 Sep 2013 07:58:08 +0000 Dunton Folk 5183 at Dunton Folk - Pete Morton in Concert <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>19 Oct 2013 - 08:50</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT+1</div></div> <p>Dunton Folk (<a href="" title=""></a>) proudly presents Pete Morton.</p> <p>Pete is a songwriter, singer and 'folk rapper' with a wealth of great songs and stage presence. His shows are dynamic and intense, while remaining approachable and fun loving. With well known songs such as 'Another Train', 'The Shepherds Song', and 'When we sing together', he constantly tours, either solo, performing his own material or his one man theatre show, 'The Millers Tale with the songs of Bob Dylan'. He is part of an annual December Christmas show with Maggie Boyle and Chris Parkinson and also a traditional folk music project with Roger Wilson. His 'Frapping' (folk rap) technique of marrying traditional folk choruses with rap have been well received and will feature highly on a new CD due for release in January 1014.</p> <p> Starting out as a busker on the streets of Europe, he has entertained all over the globe with his unique and involving style of song-writing and singing. Pete sings from the heart, delivering songs that tell compelling stories and speak of the human condition from a very unique perspective. With a passionate, strong voice and strident guitar style, traditional songs often rub shoulders with Pete's current writing with remarkable ease. His songs are an unruly mix of humour, politics, love and social comment, wrapping their way around the folk tradition. </p> <p> Pete has recorded eight solo albums of original material and a project album of traditional songs entitled 'Trespass'. Two albums as 'Urban Folk' with Roger Wilson and Simon Edwards, an album of traditional and contemporary songs with Jo Freya, and a collection of his most requested songs 'Napoleon Jukebox'.</p> contemporary folk folk-music gigs - acoustic Sun, 08 Sep 2013 07:54:53 +0000 Dunton Folk 5182 at Dunton Folk - Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar in Concert <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>20 Jul 2013 - 12:05</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>Winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2013.</p> <p>In 2011 multi-instrumentalist Ciaran (Fiddle, Bouzouki, Guitar, Vocals) met and joined forces with Chester-born Greg (Vocals, Guitar, Bouzouki, English Concertina) to form a duo with an "amazing level of energy, ability and stagecraft" (The Prospect Folk Club, Runcorn). Northwich Folk Club saw the duo’s first live performance and since then they haven’t looked back, receiving great reviews from live performances all over the country. "Such talent in ones so young is endearing anyway, but these two shine in every department" … "So utterly refreshing" (The Topic Folk Club, Bradford).</p> acoustic folk-music gigs - acoustic Thu, 06 Jun 2013 11:08:22 +0000 Dunton Folk 5090 at Dunton Folk - Life and Times - Treasures of the Heartlands <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>18 May 2013 - 15:58</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>Dunton Folk - Life and Times<br /> <a href="" title=""></a></p> <p>Life and Times are Graeme Meek (Guitar, Bouzouki, Vocals) and Barry Goodman (Melodeons, English Concertina, Vocals). Their music has taken them to most of the major folk festivals in England, and to folk clubs from Southampton to Hartlepool, Norwich to Bridgwater (and most places in between!). In recent years they have been resident performers at Hitchin Folk Club, itself established over 40 years! Life &amp; Times won the FATEA Tradition 09 Award which…<br /> “…is presented to the act that have traditional folk at the root of their sound and use it to inspire new songs, tunes and arrangements.” </p> <p>Life and Times’ music has been featured on both national radio and local radio stations around Britain, and they recently recorded the title music for the award-nominated film The Bedfordshire Clanger. Graeme’s songs have been taken up by a number of other singers, including John Kirkpatrick and Carolyn Robson, while Barry’s tune, “Four Up” appears on Ashley Hutchings’ Grandson of Morris On. Life and Times CDs include Charivari, Marston Vale and Where the Working Boats Went.</p> <p>TREASURES OF THE HEARTLANDS</p> <p>An insight in music, song and pictures into the little-known but fascinating characters, industries and customs of the county of Bedfordshire. Did you know that midsummer bonfires were once lit on Dunstable Downs? Do you know why Charles Wells gave up a promising career at sea to start his famous brewery? Or that mineral water was once produced in the town of Flitwick, and a highwayman called Henry Claydon once lived there? With Life and Times’ performance of songs about Bedfordshire stories, customs and legends you will be informed, enlightened and entertained. Who knows..? You might even want to go there!</p> folk-music gigs - acoustic Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:01:09 +0000 Dunton Folk 5063 at Dunton Folk - Lucy Ward in Concert <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>20 Apr 2013 - 15:51</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>Dunton Folk - Lucy Ward in Concert<br /> <a href="" title=""></a></p> <p>Lucy Ward is an award winning 23 year old acoustic artist from Derby. She plays guitar, ukulele and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument.</p> <p>After winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Lucy’s career has gone from strength to strength establishing herself as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a full capacity audience on her Cambridge Folk Festival debut. Recently, her name has appeared on the big screen - she wrote and performed the soundtrack for a new documentary film called Folie a Deux (directed by Kim Hopkins) which premiered in Amsterdam in November 2012. </p> <p>Her debut album “Adelphi Has To Fly” was released in June 2011 by Navigator Records and was met with widespread critical acclaim both nationally and further afield. She was named by MOJO as ‘Britfolk’s most vibrant and forthright new young talent’ and attracted four star reviews from The Guardian and Maverick Magazine among others.</p> <p>"Lucy, is a breath taking presence on stage. Her unpretentious outlook and warmth melts the hearts of audiences. Her disarming personality, pitch perfect delivery and the maturity of her songs can reduce an audience to tears, but a Lucy Ward set will always send you away feeling uplifted.” Shrewsbury Folk Festival (2011) </p> <p>After getting her first guitar at the age of 14, Lucy ventured into acoustic clubs, it was there that she first heard the traditional music that she now loves. Captured by the lyrics and stories of traditional song Lucy delved further into the world of folk music, visiting clubs and sessions up and down the country before getting booked to play gigs in her own right. In 2009 Lucy reached the final of the BBC Young Folk Award and she hasn’t looked back since!</p> folk-music gigs - acoustic Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:57:33 +0000 Dunton Folk 5062 at SHINDIG - Rue Royale // Subzar // Retrospective Soundtrack Players <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>26 Jan 2013 - 19:45</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>26 Jan 2013 - 22:30</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>£8 on the door / £6 advance<br /> Tickets on sale here: <a href="" title=""></a><br /> Or like our page to be on the £6 list: <a href="" title=""></a></p> <p>New years SHINDIG promising a wealth of quasi-acoustic loveliness in a beautiful setting, welcoming Anglo-American husband-wife duo (&amp; clear DIY geniuses) Rue Royale to Cambridge. Welcome guys :) </p> <p>Joining them will be four-piece instrumentalists Subzar, encompassing in their number guitars, cello and a violin, performing works from their narrative concept EP 'I am Not Here Yet'. Encompassing members of the late &amp; great band The Dawn Chorus, the Retrospective Soundtrack Players "may not be the world's greatest punk/rock/folk/pop concept band, but are in the top one" - writing albums soundtracking their favourite old films and books.</p> <p>As the latent theme seems to be narrative, the door is open for some of Cambridge's secret enclave of storytellers to get up to the mic. At present date of writing, this includes Allographic and Hammer and Tongue's Fay Roberts, author J.S. Watts, and recently self-published Emily Scialom. It'll be grand :)</p> <p>Rue Royale:<br /> <a href="" title=""></a></p> <p>Subzar:<br /> <a href="" title=""></a></p> <p>The Retrospective Soundtrack Players:<br /> <a href="" title=""></a></p> community events Film folk gigs - acoustic gigs - electric indie poetry post-rock spoken word Mon, 07 Jan 2013 10:52:00 +0000 Wfreemansmith 5008 at Tim Edey - Celtic Christmas Concert <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>15 Dec 2012 - 20:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>15 Dec 2012 - 23:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>Dunton Folk is very excited to present a Christmas Celtic concert from Tim Edey</p> <p>At just 32 years old, Tim Edey is the current BBC Radio Two Folk Musician of the Year and one half of the Best Duo 2012 award with harmonica guru Brendan Power. </p> <p>Tim's own solo albums (of which there are five) have been popular in Ireland and the UK as well as Europe. Touring in Austria to standing ovations with his Collective trio in 2011 was one career highlight, another was playing the legendary Celtic Colours festival in Canada in 2011 - where he also recorded a duo album with multi-award winning Canadian artist JP Cormier (due out late 2012).</p> <p>Playing more than eight instruments to a virtuoso standard, Tim mainly uses the Melodeon and button accordeon and nylon strung guitar. He now also adds being a rather shy but fine voiced singer to the stage. </p> <p>Tickets are £10 each and can be reserved in advance by e mailing <a href=""></a> or telephoning Simon (01767 310 424) or Andy (01767 316 124)</p> <p>Please also check out our web site <a href="" title=""></a>.</p> folk gigs - acoustic Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:03:17 +0000 Dunton Folk 4980 at