Miranda Sykes at Chapel Arts Bath
📅 Thursday 21 March 2019 Chapel Arts Bath
Devon based Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ returns in 2019 with a new album and UK tour. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring solo as she started out: One woman, one bass, and one guitar.
Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour, Miranda Sykes is back with a completely new project: Her new album ‘Behind The Wall’
Where Borrowed Places opened a window into the past, explaining where she had been, physically and spiritually, Behind The Wall is a Roller Coaster Ride exploring where we are going; Miranda, you, me, all of us. What does it mean to be human today, living in our communities and societies and where will our actions lead us?
Powerful and hard-hitting but also poignant and beautiful, this show is not to be missed. www.mirandasykes.com
Tickets £12 adv/£14 door Tel 01225 463362 wegottickets.com/event/445603
Joshua Burnell & Band at Chapel Arts
📅 Saturday 4 May 2019 Chapel Arts Bath
After releasing a weekly folk song for a year, BBC Radio 2 spins and glowing press reviews, York based Joshua Burnell & Band take to the stage to launch a brand new album in 2019.
In 2017, Joshua and his band won The Great British Folk Festival audience poll for favourite act by an overwhelming majority and received the ‘Highly Commended Best Performing Artist’ award at the York Culture awards.
Armed with ‘The Road To Horn Fair’, a brand-new album of traditional material which according to Joshua, “juxtaposes the delicacy of the English folk canon with the rawness of the early 70s hard rock movement,” the band are ready to set some feet stomping on their first national tour of England.
Momentum is starting to build fast for the band as they launch the new album and the tour. They will be showcasing material from the newly released ‘The Road To Horn Fair’, along with some favourites from Joshua’s previous albums,’ Into the Green’ and ‘Songs From The Seasons’. joshuaburnell.co.uk
🎫 Tickets £12.50 adv/£14 door Tel 01225 463362
Edgelarks At Chapel Arts Bath
📅 Thursday 16 May 2019 Chapel Arts Bath
In 2018, Edgelarks retreated to a remote Cumbrian cottage to write. With world rhythms, folk roots, and a very big sound for only two people, the album that emerged is an upbeat celebration, an incitement to hope.
Join them as they celebrate the launch of Feather with a UK tour.
Edgelarks began their musical journey together living in a small caravan in the hills near Exmouth, Devon. Phil had returned, Chaturangui in tow, from studying slide guitar in India with the master musician Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. Hannah had grown up playing fiddle at traditional folk sessions. The pair met when they were both recruited to alt-roots outfit The Roots Union and when the band folded, Phil and Hannah formed a duo. Spotted busking on the seafront at Sidmouth Folk Festival by champion of independent music Steve Knightley, they soon found themselves touring nationally, supporting the likes of Show of Hands and Seth Lakeman, and eventually winning the prestigious Best Duo award at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. From recording their first album, Singing the Bones, at home in their living room, they have gone on to produce four more records, each time refining the process and honing their production skills – Mynd, Live in Calstock, and Watershed (which garnered them a second nomination for Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards in 2016.). With the fourth album, Edgelarks, came another Folk Award nomination, and the decision to adopt the band name.
Feather will mark another step in their journey. An exploration of the musical possibilities of just two people, they plan to translate their formidable live show into album format. A set of songs that will celebrate joy, push musical boundaries, and call out for hope. www.edgelarks.co.uk
🎟️ Tickets £14 adv