British Composer sonic artist award for Kathy Hinde

We’re delighted by the news that Kathy Hinde has today won a British Composer award for her visual art. We had the great pleasure of having Kathy perform live at the Old Barn (with Eyebrow and Kolophon, 9 Oct 2017).

Eyebrow playing live at the Old Barn on 9 October 2017 with projections by Kathy Hinde who won a major award today.

Her work Luminous Bird was described by the British Compooser Awards judges as

an outstanding example of what Sonic Art has to offer today.

“It’s the inaugural release for a new label – and it’s a fantastic one”

Hear the full ecstatic review for Three Cane Whale live at the Old Barn on BBC Radio 3’s Andrew McGregor show with Verity Sharp, including  three tracks.

This first Kelston Records release is now joined by seven more equally remarkable subsequent “live at the Old Barn” recordings now available for the first time. You can get the whole package, with extra video and photo goodies, in the Kelston Records 2017 Yuletide Log (limited edition of 24). Be the first to own them; email us to reserve yours.


Kelston Records 2017 Yuletide Log: very limited edition; £72

Kelston Records’ 2017 Yuletide log comes with eight high-quality recordings made live at the Old Barn. These are stored on an 8GB wooden USB stick, compatible with PC or Mac, transferable into iTunes or any other digital music service or device.

You can purchase the 2017 Yuletide log for £72. Or you can set up a standing order of £6/month for one year which gives you the log, plus Kelston Records membership with additional downloads throughout 2018 and as long as the standing order lasts.

The artists with full-length albums featured on the 2017 Yuletide log are:

The Defective Comet
The Jellilalas
Three Cane Whale
Modulus III
The Nightjar
Spindle Ensemble
and a bonus track by Brixton legends the Moody Boyz: Three Cane Whale’s Brute Angels (mushroom honey remix). It includes extra materials and visuals, including live work by Kathy Hinde.

Buying the log gives you priority booking and offers throughout 2018. If you pay by standing order you also get access to free downloads of any further recordings released in future for as long as the standing order is active (minimum 12 months).

The 2017 Yuletide log comes in the form of a combustible and biodegradable seasoned Kelston beech log. You can keep it, chuck it on the fire or on the compost heap. You can reuse the memory stick for storing documents, films or movies.

It’s an easy and effective way directly to support both the exemplary original local artists whose work is recorded, and also the collective project of location-based music based up at the Old Barn on Kelston Roundhill.

We have hand made just 24, with some sold already.

To reserve or order your Yuletide Log email Local collection or delivery may be possible. They will also be on sale at the special DUSK gig on 21 Dec 2017 (tickets available here).

Some pointers for planning your next month of Saturdays

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.