Location: Chinley WI Date: 10 May 2014 Tickets: wegottickets.com Start Time: doors 19:00, show 19:30
Front woman Kel not only plays double bass but has a rich velvety voice, like Alison Moyet bathed in chocolate. She’s backed by a tight band of piano, percussion and rhythm and they perform fresh, bouncy music of mainly self-penned songs with catchy melodies and infectious grooves. Kel’s songs are an intoxicating mix of humour, irony and a touch of mischief.
Location: Chinley Community Centre SOLD OUT Date: 12 April 2014 Start Time: Doors19:30, show 20:00
The magical Rheingans sisters explore traditional and contemporary folk music from across Scandinavia, Britain and America. There is strong emphasis on two fiddles and two voices with banjo, cello, bansitar and concertina too. Their debut album ‘Glad Gold Hearts‘ was released on Rootbeat Records in early 2013, and immediately received Radio 2 Folk Show airplay.
“The best music is played in the moment, when the musicians are leaning into each other and outside of themselves. Anna and Rowan’s wonderful recording captures that feeling, makes you want to be right there in the room with them.Great choice of tunes that just flow from one to the next, all beautifully played. This is a lovely, evocative piece of work” – Bruce Molsky
Marit Fält and Rona Wilkie explore the rarely probed similarities between Scandinavian and Scottish Highland tunes – colouring them with songs from both traditions.
Location: Chinley Community Centre Tickets: SOLD OUT Date: 15 March 2014 Start Time: Doors19:30, show 20:00
Their music is playful, borderless and thrilling. It glides from evocative near-classical movements through elegant polskas to buoyant reels, brought to life by Rona’s multi-personality fiddle virtuosity and Marit’s breathtaking mastery of the versatile låtmandola. Marit and Rona won the coveted Danny Kyle Award at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival 2012, and Rona was named BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year.
“The way that the Gaelic and Norwegian and Swedish languages are sung is very similar, and the melodies of the languages are similar as well. But we’re also exploring the differences in the music – in the tempos, time signatures and even the tone of the instruments.” - Rona
Lady Maisery explore vocal harmony to breathtaking effect, through their fresh interpretations of songs and ballads.
Location: Chinley WI Start Time: doors 19:30, show 20:00 Date: 28 February 2014 SOLD OUT
The trio burst onto the scene with the release of the debut album, ‘Weave and Spin’ in summer 2011, which received much critical acclaim and was declared an ‘Album of the Week’ by The Independent. Their live performances during the festival season created a real buzz and they were nominated for the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012 and for Best Debut at the 2012 Spiral Awards. Whether singing unaccompanied, or with backing from their combined instrumental talents on accordion, harp and fiddle, be prepared to be enchanted by rich harmonies and sumptuous clashes.
Location: Chinley Community Centre Date: 19 September 2013 Cancelled, sorry Time: 19:00
We are sorry to say that this event has been cancelled due to Ashley’s ill-health.
Refunds will be available, on production of the tickets, from Chinley Stores, from Tues 17th September. Alternatively, please send the tickets to Chris with your name and address, and a cheque will be sent to you.
You can also drop by Chinley Community Centre at 7pm on THurs 19th Sept, where a cash refund will be available on production of the tickets.