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!
>> 5th May – Campfire Club Launch <<
Samana comprises of artist and poet, Rebecca Rose Harris and producer and multi instrumentalist, Franklin Mockett. Their music is an amalgamation of unique philosophies, emotions and experiences forged from their time together living on the road. Travelling through the remote corners of Europe, the music was composed in the depths of isolated forests, upon the peaks of mountains and on the endless golden grasslands of rural farmlands. Throughout their voyage, they performed intimate shows in ancient churches, peoples homes and on the streets of passing towns and villages. After returning to England, the duo took residence in an old farmhouse in Wales where they have composed their work in their analogue studio THE ROAD RECORDS. Their first EP Requiem has been critical acclaim and is being championed by Norman B as “the essential EP of 2016 with nothing being as original or as satisfying as Samana’s Requiem EP.” The two have since collaborated with members of Unkle on an album ‘My Eye On You’ featuring artists including Nick Cave, Waren Ellis, Trentemoller and Steve Mason to be released in April 2017 with BMG.
Bâton Bleu is a french duo that plays a mix between raw blues and hard folk, punk power and world music technics and influences. They are coming from Rennes, Brittany and have played more than 100 shows in UK, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Slovenia, and France.
“Bâton Bleu creating a new,cosmopolitan folk music, seamlessly weaving Central Asian, African, Southern United States, and European influences. Bâton Bleu’s masterful use of collage befits our modern times and yet recalls an earlier purpose for song.” Seth Augustus, San Francisco.
“A thoroughly inspiring, and captiving show. Picture a cross between swamps blues, Mongolian, and African music, and you’ll get a faint idea of what this duet sound like. Beautiful.” Elder C. Roche, Berlin.
Glengall Wharf Garden
Tucked away from all the noise, based on a woodland ecosystem, Glengall Wharf is a community garden with a certain summerly charm.
64, Glengall Road, Peckham, SE15 6NF
We are at the eastern end of Burgess Park on the Surrey Canal Walk, about 15 minutes from Peckham town centre.
From Peckham, walk between the library and the Peckham Pulse (pool) and keep walking along the leafy Surrey Canal Walk. Continue under two bridges and eventually you’ll have the old wharf wall to your right. The garden is above that. Buses 63 / 363 to Trafalgar Avenue. Get off at the Waite St stop and walk back towards the Surrey Canal Walk. Buses Old Kent Road 21, 78, 53. 353, 172 stop 10 minutes walk from the garden up Glengall Road.