FOLKCAST NEWS

Whispers from the Folkosphere...
(Got news? Send it to us via email and we'll include it on our blog and/or in the next show)

 

PLEASE SEE THE FOLKCAST BLOG FOR ALL THE LATEST NEWS
ABOUT THE SHOW AND THE FOLK WORLD IN GENERAL

 


 

November 27, 2008

Shadows & Half Light

Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts have released their debut album, 'Shadows & Half Light', this month and are playing a series of gigs to promote it:

2008
27 Nov - The Holly Bush, Sheffield
30 Nov - Sunday Service @ Verve, Leeds
29 Dec - National Theatre Foyer, London
2009
1 Apr - Spalding Folk Club, Spalding, Lincs
5 Apr - Hitchin Folk Club (supporting Spiers & Boden), Hitchin, Herts
6 Apr - The Woodlark Folk Club, Lambley nr Nottingham
15 Apr - The White Horse Folk Club, Highworth, nr Swindon
16 Apr - Stortfolk, Bishops Stortford
17 Apr - Cambridge Folk Club (supporting Mawkin:Causley), Cambridge
19 Apr - Folk at the Manor, Wallasey, nr Liverpool
3 May - Wath Folk Festival, Wath-upon-Dearne, South Yorks

Katriona (Tiny Tin Lady / Rosie Doonan & the Snap Dragons) and Jamie (Kerfuffle) have been performing together on the folk scene since 2006, while studying together at Leeds College of Music. Their self-penned material ranges from blazing instrumentals to songs which have been described as ‘heart-wrenching’, spanning all manner of subjects, to contemporary arrangements of traditional songs. Jamie’s dextrous percussive and lap-style guitar work is a visual as well as a sonic delight, while Katriona’s intricate fiddle playing shifts seamlessly from sensitive to fiery and back again in the blink of an eye.

Their unique sound has been recognised with several accolades including Bright Young Things 2007 and New Roots 2007 and they have supported, among others, Swarb’s Lazarus, Jez Lowe, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan and Van Eyken, at festivals, clubs and theatres.

‘Shadows & Half Light’, the duo’s first full length recording, makes the most of Katriona and Jamie’s multi-instrumental skills – mandolin, banjo, cajon and even trombone can be heard alongside the usual fiddle and guitar, as well as guest vocals and piano from Jamie’s sister Kathryn Roberts.

November 2, 2008

Simon Mayor’s Mandolinquents On Tour

Mandolinquents

The Mandolinquents - Simon Mayor, Gerald Garcia, Hilary James and Richard Collins - feature everything from hot swing and ragtime instrumentals from the mandolin orchestras of the 1930s: Irving Berlin, Mozart, Ravel and Tchaikovsky to lively reels and beautiful traditional Irish airs to Chinese and Brazilian folk tunes. All this played with infectious fun, off-beat humour and stunning virtuosity on mandolin, mandola, mandocello, mandobass and classical guitar, with the occasional burst of song or fiddle.

March 2009

Mandolinquents & Friends with special guests Belshazaar's Feast

  • Thurs 11. New Greenham Arts, 113 Lindenmuth Way, Newbury, RG19 6HN. Tel: 01635 522733 Tickets £15 (£12 Conc.) – From 8pm

April 2009

Mandolinquents & Friends with special guests Kerr, Fagan and Harbron

  • Thurs 11. New Greenham Arts, 113 Lindenmuth Way, Newbury, RG19 6HN. Tel: 01635 522733 Tickets £t.b.c (£t.b.c. Conc.) – From 8pm




 


HOME