Brockweir Events Programme

September 22, 2016

Brockweir Events have shared the following programme of events taking place:

 

HUNGRYTOWN.   Friday 9th September at 7.30 for 8.00

Mackenzie Hall, Brockweir NP16 7NW.

 

Hungrytown are an American duo based in Vermont who write their own material based on traditional American folk music styles. www.hungrytown.net.

 

After more than a decade of world-wide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson--otherwise known as the folk duo Hungrytown--have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting: “It’s great to hear an act eschew sentimentality in favour of honesty and to prove that you don’t have to go raiding the memory of others to find the stuff that really good songs are made of,” writes Jedd Beaudoin of Popmatters (USA). 

Lyricist Hall is credited with compositions “that sound as timeless as any traditional songs” (Northern Sky, UK) while producer/multi-instrumentalist/husband Ken Anderson is lauded for his “remarkable affinity for instrumental embellishment” (No Depression, USA) and for crafting Hungrytown’s “gorgeous vocal harmonies” (Folk and Roots, UK). 

 

MAMBO JAMBO.   Saturday 29th October at 7.30 for 8.00

Mackenzie Hall, Brockweir NP16 7NW.

 

Acoustic roots duo Mambo Jambo present a bit of a musical feast. They will take you on an enjoyable and intriguing musical journey, mixing sounds from around the world, folk and jazz, plus their own compositions. Their repertoire draws in a wide range of styles that might include Bluegrass, Latin & Caribbean New Orleans, Balkan, and more. Blending all these influences they create an upbeat rhythmic and rootsy sound all of their own – with appeal across a very wide audience.

Between the two of them they carry with them more instruments than the average orchestra!  Pete plays guitar, vocal, banjo, percussion, tres (traditional Cuban guitar), ukulele, accordion, suitcase (!), and Frankie plays saxophone, clarinet, flute, guitar, vocal and lots of percussion.

 

They are regulars at festivals, touring nationally and playing all kinds of venues around the UK and abroad. www.mambojambo.co.uk.

 

REMEMBER , REMEMBER. Saturday 26th November 7.30 for 8.00

Mackenzie Hall, Brockweir NP16 7NW.

 

Jenny Wren Productions performed their hilarious take on Burke and Hare last autumn at the Mackenzie Hall and return with a fiendish funny plot.

 

In the back room of a London pub, an unlikely group of men plot to overthrow King James I. We all remember, remember one of them; Guy Fawkes, the man with the big hat, dodgy moustache and explosive personality. But is he really the one whose effigy should be burnt every November 5th? Caught in the act, was he the real revolutionary, or the ringleader’s puppet? Fast forward 400 years and Jenny Wren Productions investigate what it means to be the ‘Guy’ everyone remember, remembers. This new play from the company behind The Hound of the Baskervilles and Burke and Hare will go off with a bang! www.jennywrenproductions.co.uk.

 

Advance tickets are £8 and will be available from the Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village shop about 4 weeks before each event or from me adrianbirch1@gmail.com. 01291 689812.

£10 on the door. Refreshments available but BYO alcohol.

 

 

BROCKWEIR EVENTS -SPRING PROGRAMME 2017

 

 

BLACK IS THE COLOUR OF MY VOICE Friday 24th February at 7.30 for 8.00

Mackenzie Hall Brockweir NP16 7NW

 

Direct from her sell-out performances across the globe Apphia Campbell embarks on her debut UK tour. Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Black is the Colour of my Voice’ follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.

 

GILMORE AND ROBERTS Friday 24th March at 7.30 for 8.00

Mackenzie Hall Brockweir NP16 7NW

 

Contemporary folk roots duo Gilmore and Roberts combine award winning song-writing with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful and unique sound. Witness the visually astonishing percussive tap tapping of the guitar and hear the fiery fiddle and delicate mandolin weave and intertwine as Gilmore and Roberts lead you through music that draws strongly on stories that leave audiences laughing, crying but always wanting more.

 

ALAW Friday 21 April at 7.30 for 8.00

Mackenzie Hall Brockweir NP16 7NW

 

ALAW unites the talents of three exceptional musicians whose subtle interplay is a joy to watch. Drawing on a wealth of experience they take their audiences on a musical journey- a tune brought back from a tour of Bulgaria or collaboration in India- but at the heart of their set is a passion for the old tunes of Wales. From sublime slow airs to dazzling dance tunes and storming songs. ALAW promise a performance of joyful and life-affirming music.

 

AUTUMN 2017 ADVANCED NOTICE

 

Robin and Bina Williamson. Saturday 16th September 2017

Mackenzie Hall Brockweir NP16 7NW

 

Any superannuated hippies will probably remember the amazing melodies and range of instruments played by the Incredible String Band ‘back in the 1960s’ They were at the forefront of psychedelic folk and played at the Woodstock Festival but didn’t feature in the film.  One of the founders, Robin Williamson will be telling stories and playing music from the celtic tradition on harp and other instruments accompanied by his wife Bina Williamson. They headlined the Folk on the Lawn festival at Tintern this summer and we welcome them across the river next year.

 

Reg Meuross. Saturday 21st October

Mackenzie Hall Brockweir NP16 7NW

 

A welcome return for Reg Meuross, award-winning singer songwriter.

 

Advance tickets are £8 and will be available from the Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village shop about 4 weeks before each event or from me adrianbirch1@gmail.com. 01291 689812.

£10 on the door. Refreshments available but BYO alcohol.

 

 

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