Master storyteller Martin Maudsley will be telling tales at The Old Barn on Saturday 28 October. Martin specialises in stories about nature and place so come and get to know the hill, trees and meandering river a little better.
“…the ancient craft of storytelling is enjoying a real revivial as a contemporary art form” – Venue Magazine on Martin Maudsley
The music for the evening comes from Paul Bradley and Fiona Barrow. Their partnership Barrow&Bradley plays traditional-music-infused improvisations. We’ll light the fires and get mulling the cider.
We’ve got three terrific intimate Saturday evening events coming up over the next month. Book now!
Sat 7 Oct: Eyebrow; Kolophon: a duo of duets with video art by Kathy Hinde. Eyebrow, the duet of Pete Judge (trumpet) and Paul Wigens (drums, artwork) launches its new album. Kolophon is the new duet of Agathe Max (violin) and Drew Morgan (cello). Doors 1900; tickets here.
Sat 28 Oct: Barrow&Bradley live at the Old Barn. Barrow&Bradley is a traditional-music-infused improvising duo from Bristol. Paul Bradley plays guitar alongside Fiona Barrow, a classically trained violinist who, by her own admission, “defected to the other side”. Doors 1900; tickets here
Sat 11 Nov Harmonium: a candlelit Remembrance Day performance by 26 female singers. The composition, an ongoing collaboration between Norfolk’s Sian Croose and Bath’s Su Hart is an experiment in wordless vocal sound, created by layering voices using interlocking rhythms and harmonies. Doors 1900: tickets here
Hot soup and local organic cheeses from the Bath Soft Cheese company served, also local beer and cider.
Kelston Records provided the music for this year’s epic Kelston Fete 2017. It came in the form of a musical celebration of the legacy to the community of H.I.M Heile Selassie I. The band was da Mighty Beaconaires, with guest stars Pete Judge, Ross Hughes and Fellowdread.
Reflections of an English village fete: dub poet Fellowdread joined da Mighty Beaconaires. Click below to hear Liquidator with his poem Words.
Kelston Records’ groundbreaking 2017 season closes with two brilliant Bristol duos wrapped up in a visual treat. The bands are Eyebrow, and Kolophon, with visuals by live artist Kathy Hinde.
Eyebrow’s sound is built on the part-improvised, part-planned, looped explorations of drummer Paul Wigens with the wonderfully versatile trumpet player, Pete Judge (of Three Cane Whale and Get the Blessing) “Ambient, minimalist and rich. Wonderful” – AAA Music
Formed this year, Kolophon is the duo of French violinist Agathe Max and cellist Drew Morgan (of Modulus III). Agathe is dreamy, and Drew is wild. Their growing collaboration is not to be missed.
Come join us for Once upon a Hill – an afternoon and evening out on Kelston Roundhill with four fantastic bands, extra acoustic sets, fabulous views and space for reflective time in nature, food and refreshments.
Spiro heads the bill, with Dakhla Brass, and The Nightjar- see description below.
If you want to catch Spiro in 2017 you’d better get yourself over to Kelston Records’ Once upon a Hill event on 5 August.