Monthly Archives: October 2019

Tues 3 Dec: John Langan, Alastair Caplin & Dila Vardar

Scottish, Irish, Turkish, Eastern European, American and South American folk & roots from the members of The Langan Band, Dila & The Oddbeats and Band of Burns…

 

The Green Note
106 Parkway, Camden Town, NW1 7AN
Ph 020 7485 9899
1o.00 adv BUY NOW  / 12.00 Door
Nearest tube Camden, 2 mins walk DIRECTIONS
Doors open 7.30 pm, music from 8.00 pm sharp. 

 

 

Known for raucous abandon with trio The Langan Band (award winners at the prestigious Celtic Connections festival), tonight sees something very different from John Langan and renowned fiddler Alastair Caplin. Joined by brilliant singer Dila Vardar (Dila and the Oddbeats), the trio will be performing a very special collection of traditional folk songs dear to their heart, honed at the festival campfires and after shows over the years.

Expect superb musicianship and a wonderful collection from across the global spectrum, with everything from Scottish. Irish and Turkish to European, American and South American folk in the mix. John, Alastair and Dila are key members of twelve-piece folk supergroup Band of Burns, also featuring Riognach Conolly (The Breath), Mikey Kenney, Adam Beattie and Dominie Hooper.

 

 

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Weds 27 Nov: Triple Bill! Piney Gir / Samantha Whates / Fiona Bevan

The Green Note
106 Parkway, Camden Town, NW1 7AN
Ph 020 7485 9899
1o.00 adv BUY NOW  / 12.00 Door
Nearest tube Camden, 2 mins walk DIRECTIONS
Doors open 7.30 pm, music from 8.00 pm sharp. 

 

 

Expertly combining folk, soul and and pop, singer-songwriter Fiona Bevan is noted for co-writing ‘Little Things’ with Ed Sheeran, reaching no 1 in 13 countries, for which she received a BMI award. Her debut solo studio album Talk to Strangers (April 2014) was released on Navigator Records, and she has toured as support to Nick Mulvey, Ryan Keen, Ed Sheeran, Hawksley Workman, Ingrid Michaelson, Gwyneth Herbert, Luke Friend and Bill Bailey. She also runs a residency night at Servant Jazz Quarters, Dalston, called “Fiona Bevan Presents” which has featured acts including Mercury Prize-nominated Sam Lee and Ed Harcourt.

‘Startling odysseys that suggest Erykah Badu, Joanna Newsom and Kate Bush spine-tinglingly joined’ The Guardian

 

 

The inimitable Piney Gir has been described as a ‘musical chameleon’, and ‘the Indie Dolly Parton’. Hailing from Kansas in America, she has been a key player in trhe UK music scene since moving to London in 1998. Her long list of career credits includes six critically received solo albums, collaborations with Andy Ramsey (Stereolab), Rob Campanella (The Brian Jonestown Massacre), Eamon Hamilton (Brakes/ British Sea Power) and Simple Kid, and BBC radio sessions for Mark Radcliffe, Marc Riley, and Cerys Matthews. Her songs have appeared on Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Hit & Miss, Made in Chelsea, Misfits, Drifters, Waterloo Road, Being Human, Fried, Talking to the Dead, What Remains, Switch, and in feature films Nina Forever, You’re Not You (Hilary Swank), C’e Chi Dice No, and American Girl.

 

 

Scottish singer-songwriter and Rough Trade Records recording artist Samantha Whates is a hugely respected figure on the London roots scene. Her beautifully crafted, poetic songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition, yet uniquely her own. She recently formed new Rough Trade Records signings Picapica with her long time friend and collaborator Josienne Clarke. Her debut album Dark Nights Make For Brighter Days has been enjoyed both critical acclaim and extensive radio play (BBC 6 Music, KCRW, Resonance FM).

 

 

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Mon 18 Nov: Beg Friend with support from Faultress

“…like falling into a gorgeous dream from which you never want to wake.” Rick Pearson, Evening Standard

 

The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, WC1H 8JF.
Ph: 020 7278 3966
Nearest tube Kings Cross, 5 mins walk DIRECTIONS

£7.00 adv BUY NOW / £8.50 door
Doors open 7.30 pm. Music from 8.15 pm sharp.

 

 

Multi-instrumentalist Joe da Costa from South London is composer, singer and producer Beg Friend. Combining guitar led folk, intricate electronica and intimate vocal lines, his cinematic and alternative pop sound is underpinned with a lyrically poetic sensibility. The resulting songs can be found nestled stylistically between the emotional directness of Elliot Smith, the delicacy of Bon Iver and the electronic experimentation of Thom Yorke… Following on the heels of his debut single ‘For The Win’ this gig marks the release of his new EP ‘Make Shift’ ‘on Babylegs Records, home to Mesadorm.

“…like falling into a gorgeous dream from which you never want to wake.” Rick Pearson, Evening Standard

“Beg Friend’s sound is cinematic but also deeply pop – beautiful”  Where The Music Meets

 

 

Faultress creates incisive and psychological songs that offer us a look into the complex fragmentation of feminine power, desire and mental health in a rapidly changing musical and cultural world. With a diverse set of influences that includes the likes of Kate Bush, James Blake, Aldous Harding, FKA Twigs and Joni Mitchell, Faultress plays both solo and in ensemble form (the full band show features an epic six-part girl choir replete with synths and drums). Playing solo at The Harrison tonight, she will perform with piano and loop stations.

 

 

New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk and contemporary roots music scene. It’s committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they, and their music, deserve – for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones/ social media while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible.

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