Festival Artists Line Up (A-Z)
Song & Music
Here is probably one of the best concert and song artist lists that we have put on for a long time. We are really please to have the opportunityfor the WILSON FAMILY to be with us again. Not only are they truly wonderful singers but they have just completed a tour and an album with none other than STING!.
Finally after many years of trying, we have a one off performance of the Demon Barbers XL show. This is being combined with an afternoon workshop including some of Chippenhams street dancers to find out all about the links between Hip Hop style dance and traditional dance like clog and Morris. Some fabulous music and some jaw dropping dancing too. See The Special Concerts section for details on tickets soon. Keep your eye on the list and our facebook and twitter pages for regular updates on artists and shows.
Concert Arranger and Festival Organiser
Here are a few starting with THE BIG TOP CONCERTS.
The idea behind these concerts are that they should be about a concept of theme around which artists specially booked and some that are already on the performers list all find material that fits the theme.
We are presenting 3 different shows this year between 6.30pm and 8.30pm in the Island park big tent.
Saturday is a show called "In the Fold of the Land" celebrating the park, the river, the town and where it sits within the landscape of the area and will be a fascinating array of song, music, dance and narration. More details and some great images will be found on the Blog pages soon.
Sunday will be Irish Night! Along with some of the Bath Irish Music Session players we will see a truly brilliant bit of the Irish "Craic". We have asked the O'Donoghue Irish Dance troupe to come to the festival and show some of their fabulous Irish Dancing. Donal McGuire will attempt to hold the whole thing together.
Monday Night sees the Festival Big Top shows ending in a massively brilliant show with the Demon Barbers. This will be loud and proud and will really shake the pigeons out of the trees. More in the blog pages and on Facebook & Twitter soon.
There are 200 tickets for each of these these shows and they will be on sale soon @12.00GBP each. however, if you have a season ticket for that day/eve this will give you access to the concert (space permitting).
OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS:
A Woman's Work A presentation of songs about women's work through time.
Grace Notes explore female occupations that are represented in traditional and contemporary material, from the C16th to the present day
You will hear songs and stories that span five centuries, from a fifteenth century Queen to a reluctant office-worker in the 21st century; and meet mothers, migrants, mill workers....laundry lasses, lace-makers and lavender girls...buffers and doffers and costers.
"Maids may sit still, go or run but a woman's work is never done"
This show is on Saturday afternoon in The Cause
"The Search for Five finger Frank"
Pete Coe and Alice Jones present ballads, broadsides and dance tunes from Leeds folk song collector Frank Kidson 1855 -1926: a man whose contribution to the folk collecting movement has been forgotten by many, in the wake of later and more prominent folk song collectors.
"The Search for Five Finger Frank" features new arrangements of both classic and rare folk songs unearthed from the treasure trove that is the Frank Kidson collection. His first and most enduring song collection "Traditional Tunes" was first published in 1891, ten years before Cecil Sharp had even heard his first folk song and yet "He lived to be obscured where once he had been considered the foremost authority". This show celebrates and commemorates the incredible legacy of a man widely regarded as "a pioneer of the folk song revival".
The show is on Sunday at The Cause Music & Arts Centre.