Southwell Pop-up Gigs 2016

Connla: Monday 26th September

Chip Taylor with John Platania: Sunday 9th October 

Sheesham and Lotus and ‘Son: Tuesday 1st November

SOLD OUT  James Hill & Anne Janelle: Monday 28th November

James Hill & Anne Janelle + Theo Migeon (support)

Doors 7.15pm, Real ale, wine and spirits bar.

“the perfect evening of tunes, stories and musical virtuosity” Wellington Dominion-Post.
“the songs are…inventive, entertaining, beautifully written and brilliantly performed” R2 Magazine

It’s true: opposites attract. James Hill, “possibly the best ukulele player in the world” (Waikato Times), grew up playing folk, jazz and blues on his ukulele. Anne Janelle, “a cellist of true beauty” (Ottawa Citizen), played only classical music on her cello. But the pair’s differences became their greatest asset: the uke is high, the cello is low; the uke plays short notes, the cello long bow strokes; the uke is all about strumming while the cello radiates melody.
In 2009, James and Anne released True Love Don’t Weep, an album of duets that garnered a Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Album of the Year, and since then they have toured in over 15 countries, making their mark not only as accomplished instrumentalists but also as some of the finest songwriters of their generation. Together, they conjure a sound that is intricate, enchanting and engaging: “a crystal clear sound filled with warmth” (Bob Mersereau, CBC Radio).
Plus – special Ukelele Workshop @ 6.30pm with James. Spaces are available for a limited number of ticket holders, for an additional £10 per person. Please email to register your interest.

Also, in support  is French classical guitarist, Théo Migeon. He trained at the prestigious Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland, where he formed the guitar quartet Mandala. He has performed and competed at guitar festivals all over Europe, and is now taking on the UK. As well as a conservatoire training in Rennaissance and Baroque luth music, Théo has a vast, hummingbird-fingered repertoire of the contemporary and avant-garde, taking you from France to Poland, Italy to Spain. Forget everything you know about classical guitar; this young artist will uproot you and introduce you to a new intimacy with music. Take a look at the video below.

James Hill & Anne Lavelle: Monday 28th November
The HopBarn, Upton Road Southwell, NG25 0PZ
Doors 7.15pm. Real ale, wine & spirits bar.

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