The oldest building in Hornsey, Hornsey Church Tower, first mentioned in the 13th century, provides the stunning backdrop for our more unplugged day. Bring a blanket and a picnic or some food from the local eateries and enjoy an eclectic mix of music from singer-songwriters - folk to indie to blues to jazz ending with some swingtime serenading.
St Mary's Tower High Street Hornsey Village London N8 7BF Sunday 8th July
Saturday 16th June
The Finsbury Pub
336 Green Lanes, N4 1BY London, United Kingdom
Catherine Earnshaw & Storywheel Oud (Arab lute) player storywheel (aka Keith Clouston - Natacha Atlas, Transglobal Underground, Royal Shakespeare Company) teams up with traditional singer Catherine Earnshaw to perform folk music of the British Isles with influences from the Middle East and North Africa.
I really like that... it´s got a great feel to it´ Mike Harding, Mike Harding Folk Show ´unusual fusion of the English song tradition and Middle-Eastern rhythms´ Shelley Rainey, Bright Young Folk ´storywheel mix Middle East music with the English folk tradition and it really really works´ Rick Stuart, Roots And Fusion, Pure FM http://www.storywheelmusic.co.uk/
Morning Tourist Morning Tourist is London based Singer Songwriter, Sean McKinney, who released his debut EP, Quiet Lives, in December 2016. The 7 tracks mix folk and alt rock and deal lyrically with both the personal and political. Sean can be found playing alone as well as with accompaniment somewhere across London every week, and has received local and digital radio play. https://morningtourist.bandcamp.com/releases
Steve Folk Steve has many records under his belt, under various guises, including Blabbermouth, Steve Thompson and Steve Folk. Signed to the Hobgoblin Records label in 2007 as Blabbermouth; Steve released 2 albums “My Dancing Heart” and “Me and the Metronome” they both received a healthy dose of radio play through the BBC network including an number of live sessions with Janice Long and Sue Marchant, he played many UK Folk Festivals to support the release including main stages at Sidmouth and a key slot opening for Seth Lakeman at The Crawley Folk Festival, aswell as countless other appearances up and down the country. www.stevefolk.com
Tickets are £10 (£9 concessions)
7PM - doors 7.30PM - 8.30PM - short films screening showcasing the charities and organisations' work plus Tse Tse Fly-curated selection of short experimental videos 8.30PM - 10PM - live performances from Catherine Earnshaw and storywheel, Jenan Younis and gooseberry.
Catherine Earnshaw and storywheel - Keith Clouston (aka storywheel) is a distinguished composer and musician whose collaborators range from Natacha Atlas to the Royal Shakespeare Company. Catherine Earnshaw is a vocalist struck from the same mould as Shirley Collins. Keith plays the oud while Catherine contributes haunting vocals on a project that melds traditional English folk songs with Middle Eastern music sensibilities.
Jenan Younis - Jenan is a London-based comedian of Palestinian and Iraqi descent whose keenly-observed comedy has been described as a slap in the face - so don't sit within arm’s reach. Culturally inappropriate, politically unacceptable and explosively funny. 'Smart, hip comedian - not to be missed' - The List
gooseberry - debut performance for the trio formed by Ligeti Quartet founder and violin virtuoso Mandhira de Saram. gooseberry feature Mandhira (violin), Klaus Bru (flute/saxophones/electronics) and Steve Beresford (electronics/objects). Expect a set of improvised music with electronic noises, strange meters and odd tempos from three of the best performers on the UK experimental music scene.
With thanks to event technical partner equip - www.equip.eu.com
About Tse Tse Fly Middle East
Formed in the United Arab Emirates in 2015, Tse Tse Fly Middle East started life as a monthly sound art club night. Now based in London, Tse Tse Fly Middle East is a registered non-profit experimental arts organisation that kickstarts discussions on human rights and freedom of speech issues via live performances, workshops and interventions.
Treat yourself on a Tuesday night with these spectacular musicians at the next Hear The Music showcase!
STORYWHEEL is singer-songwriter and oud (Arab lute) player Keith Clouston, mixing Middle East music with original songs and folk music of the British Isles. Tonight he is joined by regular guest, folk singer Catherine Earnshaw.
OUTSIDE KINGS are a two piece alt-blues band from Cambridge made up of two poets/songwriters combining spoken word poetry with acoustic rhythms and licks that find their foundations in blues, funk and rock and roll....
JOHN PRESTON began in the Guildford Punk scene, then stumbled into the bizarre world of Norfolk function bands. A late developer, he realised, he'd left it too late to become a "proper" musician, so fronting his own tribute band was the only option left. John is no longer happy to work for a living as it makes matters worse.
www.jptb.co.uk and https://thejohnprestontributeband.bandcamp.com/releases
FREE ENTRY with voluntary hat donations.
Music: arrive 8.00 for 8.30pm start.
Buffet £5 eat as much as you like. If eating, please arrive around 7.00 if pos!
This venue takes cash only please, no card facilities!
This is a seated event with listening audience.