Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Glastonbury Gig Guide W/C 15th March 2018

Glastonbury Gig Guide 
W/C 15th March 2018

Welcome to the gig guide magazine for Glastonbury. A busy one this week and an opportunity for us all to celebrate our Irish heritage!!! Hmm…

Gig of the week

Saturday 17th March

Song of the Silence: Patrick Duff- Glastonbury Abbey
Patrick Duff brings his hauntingly beautiful and reflective music, songs and stories in a special performance on St Patrick’s Day in the intimate surroundings of St Patrick’s Chapel.
Patrick, a celebrated singer/songwriter, was formerly lead singer of the alternative rock band Strangelove, and has since released several critically acclaimed solo albums.
Doors 7pm. Performance 7.30pm.
Tickets £15 per person.

Thursday 15th March 

Glastonbury Grow Room 011 Marsh Fires- The King Arthur- Doors 8pm
With huge sliding riffs and chunky grooves, Marsh Fires are a four-piece roots rock band from Street playing originals and putting their own unique spin on covers. For fans of Pearl Jam, John Butler Trio, Free and Audioslave.

MISS Behavin- Hawthorns Hotel
As Manon has finally returned from her global adventures, regular Miss Behavin’ Jazz session with local players can now resume, on the third Thursday each month, with regular input from some great players and singers….

Friday 16th March

The Underscore Orkestra- The King Arthur
The Underscore Orkestra Plays a blend Hot Jazz, New Orleans Jazz, Balkan, Klezmer, Swing, Americana, Ole Blues and bit of Irish/Celtic. Both Original Compositions and Traditional tunes will be heard.
They have been a band since 2007 and have taken on many different incarnations. They were formed in Portland Oregon USA, now basing out of Cork Ireland. They have played 100+ shows a year, all over the world including USA and North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, SE Asia and Central America.
On this 3rd UK tour, March 2018 you will see Jorge Kachmari playing Fiddle, Saxophone, Harmonica and Clarinet, as well as Lead Vocals. Brian Leach playing resonator guitar and a bit o Banjo. Sam Wright on Double Bass and Thomas Hodson on Squeeze box (Accordion)
Their music lights a fire within you, evoking the haunting sounds of the east with definite influences from the west. Guaranteed to get your toes tapping and your hips shaking! Its certainly danceable but also quite enjoyable to sit back and clap along. 
They are touring to support their brand new 8th Studio Album  "Sometimes Always Never or Whatever"

Blind River Scare (Solo)- Hawthorns Hotel

Blind River Scare (Solo) - Tim Manning (AKA Blind River Scare) is a South Wales based singer/songwriter playing Americana, Alt-Country & Roots influenced original songs and in genre covers .
He writes heartfelt tales of love, loss and life coupled with proper song-craft that sounds both timeless and contemporary.
Promoting releases such as 'Killing Time' 'The Straight and True' 'The Point Of No Return' and the latest CD 'Pastures New' in the good old fashioned way has seen Tim travel the length and breadth of the country both headlining and supporting touring acts, in doing so creating a distinct niche for himself on the UK music scene.

R J Stewart - Glastonbury Assembly Rooms

Original hard-hitting and humorous songs and instrumental music with the unique 80-string concert psaltery, guitar, flute and lavta, plus Scottish and Appalachian magical ballads
R. J. (Bob) Stewart is a Scottish musician songwriter and author who has created music for film, television, and theatre as well as many albums and CDs and has toured in Britain, Europe, the USA and Canada.
He has recorded and toured with Irish piper Finbar Furey, worked with Robin Williamson (Celtic Bards, Celtic Druids), performed with Clannad and written and produced Van Morrison’s Cuchulainn. In Britain R.J. has recorded and given concerts with Shirley Collins and Cyril Tawney and has created a ground breaking album 'The Unique Sound of the Psaltery' which combines unusual acoustic instruments with synthesizers.
His music is featured on Tolkein’s 'The Hobbit' recorded on Decca by Nichol Williamson and in films by Tony Richardson and Jim Henson and a series of BBC documentary features including 'Earth Magic' (1987) the first documentary to give a serious account of revival paganism and witchcraft in Britain.

Saturday 17th March

Song of the Silence: Patrick Duff- Glastonbury Abbey
See Above
Doors 7pm. Performance 7.30pm.
Tickets £15 per person.
Numbers limited

Silent Disco V- Bocabar
An excellent selection of DJs including Mr Slim & DJ Squash, Beau Son, Jimmy Reckon and Bonbambino.

Glastonbury Gin & Prosecco Festival- Abbey House
A gin festival with 20 + gin and prosecco samples, live music, art exhibits, cocktails, nibbles and gifts.

Ticket includes a free drink, glass, and bag, as well as exclusive access to Abbey House and gardens with stunning views of the Abbey.
Pre-order your cheeseboards from the Wild Picnic Company when you buy your festival tickets.
Relish a range of delicious gin and prosecco cocktails in a stunning venue. Meet a hand-picked selection of local artisan gin producers, hear their knowledge and sample their gins. 
Experiment with different proseccos whilst immersing yourself in the festival vibe with some local art live music from 
Lee Rhan 
Lee Rahn is a 26-year old Singer/Songwriter from Glastonbury, Somerset; he finished studying at the ICMP Music College in London in June last year. Continuing his journey, he is now recording new material for his debut EP. 
Lee is often regarded as a creative guitarist, picking through alternative tunings and complimented as a thoughtful lyricist and emotive songwriter

Chris Webb
Fingerstyle modern folk singer playing high-tempo, upbeat originals. Between 2011 and 2017 Chris has recorded 5 full-length albums in addition to various other EPs and has received many radio plays and festival slots.

Cheeseboards and nibbles available from The Wild Picnic Company. Cheese boards include a selection of local cheddar, blue cheese and brie plus crackers, chutney and grapes.
Special guest opening by Michael Eavis OBE.

House of Commoners- Riflemans Arms
House Of Commoners is a live hip-hop band consisting of Deshan on Vocals, Dan Poole on Drums, Dominic Bell on Percussion, J-rokka on Bass/Vocals, Graham Warner on Guitar  William Cartwright on Keys/Vocals,  and Ian ‘Ninth' Miller on cuts and samples.

The Somerset Levellers- The King Arthur
The Somerset Levellers have been playing together for some time now and have an extensive repertoire of lively traditional tunes, songs and dances from around the British Isles as well as music written by the band.
They play a range of instruments including guitars, fiddles, melodeons, whistles, mandola, bodhran, concertina, and kantale.

Sunday 18th March

Blues Jam- Hawthorns Hotel
Not a quiet way to spend a Sunday evening but if you are into your Blues this gets jam packed for some great quality partying. 

David 9 Lunas- Shepton Brasserie
Lunchtime Concert with David 9 Lunas.
David 9 Lunas is both an accomplished singer/songwriter and guitarist, originally from Trinidad, but moved to UK from the age of 4. A hard core professional soloist, David 9 Lunas shows his ability to wander through popular music genres – folk, soul, pop, blues, rock and country – tipping hats, referencing classic sounds, acknowledging past greats and using these sounds to build his own gentle, meticulously wrought but formidable musical identity. Music is sometimes deep and insightful, often it is accessible and infectious, rarely is it both. 
David’s material stretches from a raw bluesy feel through to the more elegant influence of the likes of Nick Drake and Roy Harper. His voice is hauntingly compelling and accompanied by his sophisticated guitar playing, simply demands attention!”

Tuesday 20th March

Open Mic- Hawthorns Hotel
The seemingly unstoppable Glastonbury Open Mic night is on every week at Hawthorns Hotel in Glastonbury. Sign up at 8pm and perform somewhere between 8.30 and 11pm (ish).

Wednesday 21st March

Open Mic -The King Arthur
Some great quality musicians.

New Song

The Toast Fell Butter Side UP- Mr Keep Calm

New song off of an Ep we have been waiting for a while. Anther taste of quirkiness from this man.  There are unifying themes, styles and elements across all the work, but with a shifting of genres and a willingness to experiment. This is not bland territory, this is surprise in aural form. 

With many gig experiences to draw on (including The Fleece, The Eden Project and Glastonbury Festival), radio and press coverage (including BBC Introducing in the West and airplay in Canada, America and even Vietnam), and recordings that traverse genres and styles (including the full band debut album “Digest”), there is experience and a proven popularity.

Recommended out of town

Thursday 15th March

Mike Scott . Live in concert- Cheddar Library

Somerset Folk singer songwriter, very popular on the local scene. Mike will entertain you with his stories and humour, all brought out in his songs.

The event is free but a small donation to the musician on the night will be appreciated.

To book contact the library with number of seats required to chelib@somerset.gov.uk

Friday 18th March

Greg Hancock A303 Tour at The City Arms, Wells With Duncan Batey

GREG HANCOCK is a Devon-based singer-songwriter with a growing following around the UK. Greg will be performing at The City Arms as part of a tour to promote his album "A303"

After many years overseas writing songs in private it was only five years ago that he began to perform in public. 

After numerous appearances both as a soloist and as a duo with cellist Jo Hooper, and supporting some of the top names in the modern folk/ acoustic scene such as Cara Dillon, Boo Hewerdine, Lucy Ward, Jim Causley, Jacob and Drinkwater and Charlie Dore, in 2017 he recorded a full length album titled “A303” which fully showcased his intricate guitar playing and quirky, unexpected song structures and subject matter - and was enthusiastically received and has been given extensive airplay.

The review from Blues & Roots Radio said : “..the finest folk album I have heard for years.”

Duncan Batey, Winner of the 2012 Somerset Songwriter competition, Duncan released his first EP, ‘Blindsided’, in February 2013. Joined by Caelia Lunniss on violin, his beautifully crafted 'epic acoustic' songs explore love and hope in the face of adversity. 
Duncan started writing the songs featured on the EP in 2008, shortly after moving to Glastonbury, and has since become a regular performer at local venues and festivals.

Future tickets on sale

Thursday 29th March until Sunday 1st April

New Avalon Ballroom Weekender returns to The King Arthur
After last years successful festival the New Avalon Ballroom Weekender returns to The King Arthur in Glastonbury this Easter.
Featuring a host of local and national psychedelic bands this four day festival will take place from 6pm Thursday 29th March and runs until Sunday 1st April. Doors open noon Friday-Sunday.
Headline acts this year will be Global (Exeter), Zetan Spore (Cornwall), Zofff (Brighton) and Magic Bus (Exeter). Other acts confirmed are: Deviant Amps (London), Lapis Lazuli (Canterbury), Lacertilia (Cardiff), Chumley Warner Bros (Bath), The Roz Bruce Infusion (Birmingham), Spirits Of The Earth (London/Glastonbury), Beastfish (Yorkshire), Nukli (London), Spacedogs (London), Aurora (Kent), The Johnnie Squizzercrow Experiment (Chesire), Earthling Society (Liverpool), Sumerian Kyngs (Brighton), Deltanaut (Sheffield), Devora (London/Kent) and Glastonburys Cloudwalker.
Lights by Striking Lighting and projections by Dean Phillips.
Advance Day/weekend tickets start from £8 with full weekend pass available for £45. Tickets are available from www.festivalpeople.co.uk/tickets/kozfest/tc-events/the-new-avalon-ballroom-weekender/

Saturday 9th June

Glastonbury Fringe 2018 launch party at Glastonbury Abbey
The Glastonbury Fringe 2018 launch party will take place on Saturday 9th of June in the grounds of the iconic Glastonbury Abbey.
Performing this year is an incredible lineup featuring:
Gaz Brookfield
Funke & The Two Tone Baby
Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs
Ticket prices remain the same as last year:

£10 in advance, £15 on the gate.
£5 Children under 12
Tickets  : http://www.wegottickets.com/event/430106

Saturday 21st July

The Godney Gathering 2018
Over 50 acts, 10 hours and 1 amazing day. Family Friendly. reasonably priced tickets and refreshments, most dietary requirements catered for (e.g.Coeliacs, vegan, vegetarian). Wide and diverse range of artists to suit a range of ages and eclectic tastes.
Feeder, Correspondents, Tankus the Henge, The Leylines, Imperial Leisure, Nick Parker and the False Alarms are amongst many of the acts announced so far.
Tickets: https://www.thegodneygathering.com/

2 August - 5 August

Sat in a field festival presents: "There Be Dragons!"- Orchard farm, lower notlake drove, clewer, nr Wedmore,
Sat in a Field is a small family friendly non-profit festival. The Site is near Cheddar, Somerset with a view of the Mendips in the background, taking place from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th August.
Confirmed acts include Doctor and the Medics, From the Jam, Gaz Brookfield and The Company of Thieves, and more, with many more still to be announced.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult weekend with camping: £65
teen weekend with camping: £25
car parking: £10
campervan: £15
Sunday day tickets also available. http://www.satinafield.com/

Musicians, Don't forget to enter the Glastonbury FM Songwriting Competition
Glastonbury FM's Fifth song writing competition for the Ben Kench Trophy. We are giving listeners from the South West a great opportunity to play some of the best festivals in the area and some other great prizes.
The Final will be held a little later this year at the Bocabar on Saturday 2nd June

Enter Here: http://www.glastonburymerch.co.uk/gfm-songwriting-contest-8-c.asp

Tune into Glastonbury FM 107.1 FM or online http://www.glastonburyfm.co.uk/

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