& Littleport Riot
The BeauBowBelles are
a London based four-piece band of foot stomping, harmony singing swing
folkers. They dragged themselves from their classical roots through the
earth of folk, the dusts of country and the fires of gypsy swing.
Their distinctive sound
combines the swing, wit and class of a vintage vocal harmony group with
the depth, heart and energy of a contemporary English folk band. Their
live shows are both virtuosic and glamorous with close-part harmonies,
driving rhythms and soulful melodies.
evening - doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm
EVENING CONCERT - Tickets:
Full £12.00 U18 £6.00
John has become one
of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo,
in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an
enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso and session musician,
as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music. He has been
a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson
Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique,
and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands.
He rejoined The Albion Band for The National Theatre productions of
"Lark Rise" and "Candleford", and from 1980 has
regularly worked on shows at The Victoria Theatre (later The New Victoria
Theatre) in North Staffordshire, The Orchard Theatre Touring Company
based in Devon, and elsewhere. As songwriter, composer, choreographer,
and musical director, he has contributed to over sixty plays in the
theatre and on radio. And as featured artiste, band member, or session
player, his music can be heard on over 200 different commercial recordings.
Ranagri is a contemporary
folk band of four musicians (Dónal Rogers, Ellie Turner, Eliza
Marshall, Joe Danks)
who have come together to create some exciting new music. Consisting
of flutes; Irish whistles; electric
harp; bodhran; guitar; bouzouki and voices, Ranagri fuse celtic folk
music with quality contemporary songwriting,
enhanced by virtuosic instrumentals, vibrant rhythms and haunting melodies,
all interlaced with vivid storytelling.
Between the Wicklow Mountains and Co Carlow, Ireland, lies an area of
farmland; a place of untouched
natural beauty, of peace and contemplation. This idyll is called Rathnagrew
(pronounced Ran-ag-rye!). It's where
Dónal's family come from and still live today.
On Sunday evening there
will be cakes on sale as usual!
Lifetime Achievement Award
– BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014
For more than 50 years
Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators,
one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial
of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many
admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.
Trailblazing musical partnerships
with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning
wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more
than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which
the much anticipated Waiting for Angels (Topic TSCD527) was the latest.
Whether in the folk clubs (which he continues to champion), on the concert
stage or making TV appearances (he was the subject of the acclaimed `Originals’
music documentary strand on BBC 2) – there are few roles that Martin
Carthy hasn’t played.
He’s a ballad singer,
a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative
interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an
insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position.
Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs
with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including
Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic.
`Arguably the greatest
English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all’
‘Carthy is a
master of the ballad of substance, songs that tell stories, whether they
are traditional, his own or from contemporary writers.’ The Telegraph
from approx. 10.45am- 4.00pm
1 – Market Square.
2 – The Coachhouse 3 – Pig
N Falcon. 4 – The Chequers. 5
- Rowley Arts Centre(Cinema plaza)
Pictures of some of the sides appearing
SATURDAY 9th June
MORNING and AFTERNOON -
Day of Dance Around the Town - displays by a variety of sides:
Dancing starts at approx. 10.45am. venues:
Market Square; Pig N Falcon; The Coach
House; Rowley Arts Centre (cinema plaza)
Chequers pub, Eynesbury after 12.00noon
Cross Key Clog, Ely & Littleport Riot, Fenstanton Morris, Gog Magog
Molly, Granta Blue, Haughley Hoofers, Hemlock Morris, Manor Mill Clog, Ouse
Pig Dyke Molly, Riseley Roughshod, Rockingham Rapper,
Slack ma Girdle, Westrefelda
Pig Dyke Molly
Gog Magog Molly
Risely Roughshod Morris
Manor Mill Clog Morris
Ouse Washes Molly
Full £18.00 U18 £12.00
available from March and on the door
begins at 8.00pm.- doors open 7.30pm
A SUPERB EVENING IS IN