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Tithe Barn Roof

Upcoming Events

17-Mar-24
St Patricks Night at the Ringers
Ring o Bells 7.30

24-Mar-24
Medicine Creek
Tithe Barn 7.30

14-Apr-24
The Lie of the Land- The Call of the Sea
Tithe Barn 4.30 pm

26-Apr-24
Leveret
Holy Trinity Church 8pm

19-May-24
Rant
Tithe Barn 7.30

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Events

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Hi Everyone. Its a busy period for the Folk Club just now on:

Sun 17 Mar 7.30pm: St Patricks Night (Ring o’ Bells): Feisty fiddles and flutes raise both the roof and money for Memories at the Barn.

Sun 24 Mar 7.30pm: Medicine Creek: Beautifully rendered old-time Americana with stunning vocals, fiddle, guitar and sumptuous bass.


Sunday 14 April. 4.30pm. The Lie of the Land - the Call of the Sea. Evocative multi media presentation of local flims and speically composed music..

 Fri 26 April 8pm: Leveret (Holy Trinity) Three of England's finest folk musicians.

Sun 19 May 7.30pm: Rant: Scottish traditional music Royalty. Scottish fiddle quartet deliver music which is spacious yet has earthy bite & spark.

 

So there is a lot to choose from as well as our monthly musicians and singers nights at the Grove!

 

Calendar View

17 Mar 24 St Patricks Night at the Ringers
location: Ring o Bells 7.30
St Patricks Night at the Ringers

Sun 17 Mar 7.30pm: St Patricks Night (Ring o’ Bells): Feisty fiddles and flutes raise the roof. 

Tickets £10

A lively night in aid of the Memories at the Barn supporting local people living with dementia. Featuring fiddles, flutes, whistles, banjos and some great old fashioned Irish Singing. Last year's St Patrick's night was packed out so book in advance. Always a great night and something to lift your spirits!

24 Mar 24 Medicine Creek
location: Tithe Barn 7.30
Medicine Creek

Sun 24 Mar 7.30pm: Medicine Creek: Beautifully rendered old-time Americana with stunning vocals, fiddle, guitar and sumptuous bass.

Tickets £14


Medicine Creek have been plying their whisky-soaked brand of bluegrass and americana since getting together in Bristol in 2010.
They have gained a cult following for their adrenaline-fuelled live act and gospel-flavoured harmonies, and have been invited to play at several major UK festivals, including Glastonbury, Beach Break and Shambala. The Eastwater audience were wowed by them last year and yelled for more!
The line up features….
Nuala Honan (vocals/guitar/harmonica) began her musical career as a teenager in rural South Australia. After moving to the UK she spent 4 years fronting the highly acclaimed Alchemy Quartet.
Aaron Catlow (violin/vocals/stomp box/harmonica) is heavily influenced by folk and jazz fusion and has played a huge range of music since finishing his music degree in 2003.
In 2005 Aaron founded the cult gypsy-folk-funk band Sheelanagig, who have released 4 albums and become a fixture on the UK festival scene.
He has done numerous sessions for film, theatre and television, and toured all over Europe with Paescod, Elephant Talk and Mad Dog McRea.
Dorian Sutton (double bass/vocals) has played everything from bebop to death metal since he began gigging with his Dad’s ceilidh band in Newcastle in his early teens.
Dorian was the bass player for Sheelanagig for a very eventful decade, and besides Medicine Creek he is currently gigging with The Al Fresco Trio, Los Whalers and Night Train. As a freelance musician he has played with artists as diverse as Jim Mullen, Andy Sheppard, Jim Moray and Pee Wee Ellis.

14 Apr 24 The Lie of the Land- The Call of the Sea
location: Tithe Barn 4.30 pm

A very special event subsidised by the folk club. Prepare to be surprised and enchanted with a multi- media exploration of the land and sea which surrounds us. Music especially composed by celebrated pianist Sandie Middleton accompained by a top professional flautist Katie Axelsen and poetry readings from Rowan Middleton performed against a backdrop or local and evocative archive cine film. Together they weave sound and visual images of the elemental forces which shape our lives.

In addition the evening  will celebrate Somerset's place in the British folk music revival with a screening of David Parker's films which tell the story of Cecil Sharp's collection of folk songs from people living on the Somerset levels.

The reason we are putting this on is one of the committee saw the production in Bristol and was blown away.  During our screen test of the show at the Barn we found the films to be totally captivating. It will be a unique and very special evening running from 4.30 - 7 pm. Subsidised tickets £10

26 Apr 24 Leveret
location: Holy Trinity Church 8pm
Leveret

Fri 26 April 8pm: Leveret (Holy Trinity) Three of England's finest folk musicians Cutting, Habron and Sweeney.

Tickets £18

Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England's finest folk musicians.  Andy Cutting (button accordion), Sam Sweeney (fiddle) and Rob Harbron (concertina) are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments.  Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity.  Leveret’s music is not arranged in the conventional sense and the trio rely on mutual trust and musical interaction to create new settings of their repertoire in the moment, with no two performances alike. Their playing is relaxed and natural, drawing audiences in and inviting them to share in music making that is truly spontaneous and yet deeply timeless.

 This concert is being held in the beautiful acoustic of Holy Trinity Church

Fiddler Sam Sweeney was the 2015 BBC Folk Awards Musician of the Year and the inaugural Artistic Director of the National Youth Folk Ensemble.  He is known for his work in Bellowhead and The Full English, and his solo recordings including 2022’s Escape That.  Box player Andy Cutting, a three-time BBC Folk Awards Musician of the year, is a compelling solo performer and works with Blowzabella, Topette, Anne Niepold, and Roger Daltrey.  Concertina wizard Rob Harbron leads the English Acoustic Collective Summer School, released his own solo album Meanders in 2019, and is known for his work with Emily Portman, The Full English and Emma Reid.

 

Leveret will celebrate 10 years on the road in 2023 with Forms, a new album featuring new and traditional tunes played with the band’s trademark interaction and inventiveness.  Leveret's music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new and over the years their intimate presentation style has charmed countless audiences, helping the trio build a loyal following and demonstrating the enduring appeal and endless potential of the folk tune.  Listeners new and old can expect incredible musicianship and compelling presentation from a band at the top of their game.

 

19 May 24 Rant
location: Tithe Barn 7.30
Rant

Sun 19 May 7.30pm: Rant: Scottish traditional music Royalty. Scottish fiddle quartet deliver music which is spacious yet has earthy bite & spark

Tickets £18,  early bird £16.

 

A decade on from their first performance - and with 3 acclaimed albums under their belt - RANT remain at the forefront of the Scottish fiddle scene. The meeting of four of the country’s finest players, the quartet use just their fiddles to weave a tapestry of melodies, textures, layers and sounds.
Bethany Reid from Shetland, Anna Massie and Lauren MacColl from the Highland peninsula of the Black Isle, and latest member Gillian Frame from Arran join forces to showcase the combined resonance of their instruments with repertoire unearthed from both old collections and their own contemporary writing. RANT create a sound which is both spacious and lush, yet retaining all the earthy bite and spark synonymous with a Scottish fiddle player.

Since the release of their debut album 'RANT' in 2013 which won them critical acclaim in the form of a Herald Angel Award for outstanding performance across all the Edinburgh Festivals , the band have made major festival and concert appearances across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. They provided strings for Julie Fowlis’ Gach Sguel album, and their music has been used for both BBC and ITV national television programmes.
Their live set reflects years of honing their sound together and their love for the music of their respective home regions through their writing, repertoire and stories.

“Chamber-folk of the highest order” Scotsman
“An irresistible journey through reels, strathspeys and jigs” Songlines
“It is honest, deep instrumental music at its finest.” Folk Radio UK
“The album feels alive” Irish Music Magazine
"This is powerful and evocative music that is invigorating, bewitching and beautiful." Folk Radio UK
"absolutely compelling" Songlines

“Sheer class” ***** The Herald