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Toffee Music & Mithril

Category: Events Published on 16 March 2019 Nick Robinson
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Thursday 2nd May 2019



Retuning to the House by popular demand, Toffee Music is Mike Lydiat and Dave Markham. TOFFEE is an acronym for "Two Old Fellas For Evening Entertainment"! Dave has been 'entertaining the troops' for more than 40 years and Mike first 'trod the boards' in 1962. Between them they have a century of playing experience! This will be one of their final gigs, as they have nearly achieved their target of raising £50,000 for charity!

For more information, please visit their website. Here's a short video filmed during a previous appearance at Bishop's House!


Mithril are a trio of Nick on acoustic guitar and the twin vocals of Sami and Dave. They cover a variety of classic and modern songs, stripped waaay back, including tunes by the likes of the Foo Fighters, Carly Simon, Bon Jovi, Brian Adams, Del Amitri and many more.

Their Facebook page

Entry: £5 divided between Bishops House and Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity. So here's your chance to have a great night out and support two good causes at the same time!

Book here

Weds 8th May: C Joynes, Burnt Paw, and Henry Parker

Category: Events Published on 29 March 2019 admin
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08/05/2019

Doors open 7.30pm  Tickets available here

 

C Joynes
Over the last decade, C Joynes has ploughed a singular furrow through solo guitar, with a body of work incorporating English folk-tunes alongside North & West African music, and lifting proto-minimalist and improvised techniques from the European classical tradition. Shifting to solo electric guitar on his most recent releases, the ‘33 Chatsworth Rd’ EP on alt.vinyl (2015) and ‘Split Electric’ LP on Thread Recordings (2016), he’s currently exploiting the instrument’s potential for placing overdriven garage blues throw- downs alongside the brittle ringing tones of electric folk.

“As much Conlon Nancarrow and Ali Farka Toure as Blind Lemon Jefferson, the compositional mind at work here can take apparently disparate threads of modernism and ethnic tradition and treat them as though they were all archaic blues styles learnt from dusty 78s.” – BRUCE RUSSELL, THE WIRE

“An inheritor to Davy Graham; a lone operator prone to unexpected collaborations, with a repertoire that crosses continents and timezones with consummate ease.” THE WIRE

“His epigrammatic re-castings and re-readings of widely-travelled melodies and rhythms from a variety of traditions suggest shared memories that might be intensely universal while seeming strangely out of reach. ” DUSTED MAGAZINE

Burnt Paw
Burnt Paw is a songwriter and fingerstyle folk guitarist who lives beneath Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. His music is influenced by a wide range of alternative and experimental artists/styles from both sides of the Atlantic, including psychedelic folk, contemporary, new/dark folk, and whatever weird wonders he discovers on Bandcamp (that’s where you’ll find his music too). Burnt Paw’s songs unwind from oral histories, dream-fragments, myths, imaginary adventures and life-stories. He loves self-made art, occasionally publishes poetry, reads a lot of Walt Whitman and buys too many second hand books on Neolithic history.
New Release: ‘LUNAR VORTEX INCANTATIONS’ (2019)
https://burntpaw.bandcamp.com/album/lunar-vortex-incantations

Henry Parker
Influenced by the sounds of 1960’s folk guitar, progressive rock and modal jazz, Henry Parker creates a modern sound from these archaic influences, writing songs that lyrically entwine landscapes, people and politics. Traditional folk music contributes strongly to his sound, whilst a distinctive finger-picked guitar style calls to mind players as diverse as Bert Jansch and Bill Frisell.

Saturday 18th May: Fran and Flora – Eastern European folk music inspired violin and cello

Category: Events Published on 30 March 2019 admin
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Fran & Flora are a contemporary violin and cello duo playing in the eastern-European folk music traditions. The release of their debut album, unfurl in February follows growing acclaim for their live and radio performances. The duo’s version of Transylvanian Doina was selected as ‘pick of the week’ on BBC Radio 3’s ‘World on 3’, they were invited to play at Latitude and have featured on BBC Radio 6.

Unfurl is the culmination of years of playing together and alongside established names such as Sam Lee and Talvin Singh. The album features personal interpretations and arrangements of music from across East Europe alongside the duo’s own more contemporary sounding compositions.

‘A string duo bound for glory’.. ‘Their calm and tranquil virtuosity blew us all away’ – Max Reinhart, BBC Radio 3, Late Junction

‘virtuoso string duo – That playing has the kind of quality that you couldn’t fake or acquire in a hurry – proper lived in playing’ – Tom Robinson BBC Radio 6 Music

Bishops’ House will be the perfect environment to experience this music, but space is limited and we recommend purchasing tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Listen: http://franflora.bandcamp.com/album/unfurl

Watch

Doina i: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1h8slclblM

Mayn Rue Platz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh3nK_GGXa8

The Hollow Tree: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6fs0xNPBBA

Doors open 7.30pm for 8.00pm start  Tickets £10 here

Sat 11th May: Hawthonn & Sharron Kraus

Category: Events Published on 29 March 2019 admin
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Hawthonn’s music has elements of folk – both in the patterns that Layla Legard’s pure voice follows, and in the inspirations that the band cite – romantic poetry, the history of magic and witchcraft, folklore and the English landscape. The musical backdrop is far from traditional, with dark droning synthesisers, field recordings, loops and ambient electronic music all present. Hawthonn’s music may be experimental but the effect is of something haunting and dream-like, reaching far back in time.

Hawthonn released Red Goddess (of this men shall know nothing) in March 2018. You can listen to the album, which was acclaimed by The Quietus as their 18th favourite of 2018, here:
https://badabingrecords.bandcamp.com/album/red-goddess-of-this-men-shall-know-nothing

A wider view of Layla and Phil Legard’s output, including the just released (Feb 2019) A Leaf Must Fall (performing as Sulis Noctis with Gregg Janmann) can be found here: https://xetb.bandcamp.com/

Sharron Kraus has been heralded as one of the strongest voices in English contemporary folk, and is one of the musicians focussed on in Jeanette Leech’s Seasons They Change: The Story of Acid, Psych and Experimental Folk. She has released seven solo albums, the first of which, Beautiful Twisted, was named by Rolling Stone Magazine in their Critics’ Top Albums of 2002. Sharron has been featured in The Wire, fRoots, Uncut, The Sound Projector and Dirty Linen. She has appeared on Radio 3’s ‘The Verb’, Freakzone on Radio 6, and independent radio stations across the US.

Sharron’s latest album, Joy’s Reflection is Sorrow, is a collection of songs written in the midst of world-wide turmoil and personal loss. As a counterweight to the impending darkness, within and around, the songs themselves, while bearing Kraus’ unmistakable stamp, are more upbeat, melodic and life-affirming than her previous work. Listen and find out more here.

Tickets £8 here

Monday 13th May: The Smelting Wilson Dynasty – A Talk By Penny Rea

Category: Events Published on 29 March 2019 admin
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Penny Rea explores the Wilson Dynasty, which includes John Wycliffe Wilson, his brother HJ Wilson ,MP for Holmfirth and Cecil Wilson, MP for Attercliiffe for 28 years. Also Dr Helen Mary Wilson, President of Sheffield Women’s Suffrage Society. Meet lots of interesting characters.

Free - starts 7.30pm. Space is limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Sat 8th June: Circulus & Saif Mode

Category: Events Published on 30 March 2019 admin
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Here is a land where you will find minstralism, mushroom sound tracks and maidens locked away in castles in the left side of the brain…

From their tabards, lutes, Moogs and crumhorns, this is the sound of a band with one foot in the past and one in the future. CIRCULUS were the band that re-invented the folk revival of recent years, gaining critical acclaim, for their albums, simply put they are Britain’s number one medieval space rock folk outfit.

Support from Saif Mode
Divine electricity. Only love beauty. Devotional synthesizer improvisations.
https://saifmode.bandcamp.com/releases

Click here for tickets £10 adv via Eventbrite

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