CAMPFIRE CLUB RETURNS FOR 2017:
Every Friday from May to September
A concert like no other… unamplified, outdoors and round a fire; surely this is the only way to really hear music.
Since the dawn of song, by the flickering embers and starry skies all walks of man and woman have gathered in song and celebration, to tell the stories and while away an evening. This is how it was, and at London’s Campfire Club, how it still is; acoustic, intimate. Every Friday from late spring right through to autumn we indulge you in the specially sourced talents of local and itinerant musicians from all over the world, nestled in several secret secluded leafy pockets of inner city London. Bringing the Nest Collective’s finest choices of artistry from the realms of folk, traditional and world music right through to contemporary song makers. Those that find it know something very magical is being felt and heard.
Keeping the campfire alive will be Nest Collective hosts and live music from some very special guests. Season’s acts include:
Rachel Sermani | Samana | Kaia Kater | Piers Faccini | Bush Gothic | Kentucky Cowtippers | TEYR | Leon Rosselson | L’Hijaz Carr | Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow | Kusanganisa AND MORE TBA
WATCH THE MINI FILM!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGY_rrLTkIo
**Please Note: The concerts are all outside and all weather affairs thus full waterproofs are highly recommended and warm clothes. A full bar will be stocked with home-made wines, ciders, ales and the odd drop of mead too!
>> 12th May – Campfire Club <<
Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow
Best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from the band Sheelanagig, Kit and Aaron have a combined 30 years of live touring with many acts under their belt such as the Carnyvillans, Elephant Talk, Mad Dog McCrea to name a few. They have played many traditional styles from across the British Isles and beyond, but what unites them is a passion for folk music.
They draw on their many influences to create unique arrangements of traditional music, as well as their own compositions. The live show is a musical journey through Europe, America and beyond; combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship.
“Rip-roaring violin, guitar and vocals.” – Larmer Tree Festival
“Not just any old violin and acoustic guitar duo… THE violin and acoustic guitar duo.” – The Bristol Post
No strangers to the music scene, Miranda Mulholland (Great Lake Swimmers, Belle Starr) and Andrew Penner (Sunparlour Players) began writing music together while working in Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre Company. With Harrow Fair, the duo has created a musical framework combining their considerable strengths as singers and instrumentalists and are exploring songwriting enhanced by heavy kick drum, rootsy guitar and scorching fiddle.
One part stomping songs that echo early country and rock n roll, the other part gritty ballads that sound sweet and haunted, this duo’s evocative and rapidly expanding collection of songs is utterly foreign, oddly familiar and deeply gratifying.
“…Miranda Mulholland’s lengthy and wide-ranging CV gets another entry with this newish pairing with Sunparlour Players’ Andrew Penner. Her fiddle and phrasing is a given, and a real fiery delight it is, and off the evidence of this Hank Williams’ [cover] theirs is a match that can pull out all the stops (heck, they wring ’em out, every last one).” – Chris Young, Toronto Star
Campfire Club — Secret Location (Bow)
Campfire Club -- Secret Location (Bow)
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