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!
>> 15th Sep – Campfire Club <<
Crossing and blurring musical boundaries is an art form for Piers Faccini. Treading the frontiers which delineate one country from another, Faccini finds his inspiration in the cultural ambiguity of borderlands. If his songs were maps, they’d stretch from the English moors to the Saharan dunes via the plains of the Mediterranean.
Over six acclaimed albums, Leave No Trace (2004), Tearing Sky (2006), Two Grains of Sand (2009), My Wilderness (2011), Between Dogs & Wolves (2013) and Songs Of Time Lost (2014) Faccini has toured his music worldwide, recording and collaborating with numerous musicians and singers including Ballake Sissoko, Vincent Segal, Ben Harper, Rokia Traore, Patrick Watson and Ibrahim Maalouf amongst others.
Piers Faccini’s most recent album Songs of Time Lost was in NPR’s top ten world music albums of the year as well as Songlines top 10 albums of 2014
I Dreamed An Island is the personal quest of a British songwriter living in southern France, a voyage towards an imagined haven through the storms of fear and intolerance brewing around the world. Sung mostly in English but in French, Italian dialects and Arabic, too, the album is an impassioned celebration of cultural diversity and pluralism.
Searching for a bygone golden era when coexistence and religious tolerance once prevailed, Faccini found a model for his utopian haven in 12th Century Sicily. At the crossroads of Western, Arabic and Byzantine influence, the island briefly flourished as the most enlightened and advanced society in medieval Europe.
I Dreamed An Island is a modern reimagining of that unique moment of creative cohabitation between peoples and faiths. Inspired by traditions centuries old – but firmly 21st Century in its blending of languages, narratives and instrumental arrangements – electric guitars converse across time with a Baroque viola d’amore, while an oud answers a medieval psaltery and a Moroccan guembri pulses trance-like to the drums.
The balance of tradition and innovation, intimate vocals and plaintive cello is perfect – a splash of wintry sunshine.” The Guardian
Half Irish & half English folkalist Lewis Barfoot makes her debut solo performance at the Nest Collective. As recently heard on Johnny Coppin’s BBC2 Radio show she will play songs from her debut EP “Catch Me” & forthcoming album “Folkalism”. With her ethereal voice & mellifluous fingerpicking guitar, Lewis takes us on a vocal voyage around the world & the tender depths of her heart.
“Delicious music: a massage of the heart, a whisper to the soul” Irish Radio International
“Lewis works with an uncomplicated loveliness of sound” Misfit City
Woodberry Wetlands is a haven for wildlife and people in Hackney: 11 hectares of reed-fringed ponds and dykes.The reserve is five minutes’ walk from the densely built up areas of Manor House, Stoke Newington and Woodberry Down. The contrast between the surrounding tower blocks and the wild wetland habitat with old oak trees is almost unbelievable.
East Gate Entrance
1 Newnton Close (off of Bethune Road)