Baba Yaga's Hut Presents: February 28th at St. John on Bethnal Green Church Tropic of Cancer + Thomas Ragsdale 7:30 / £12
Tue 28 Feb
A night of acoustic goodness in aid of Alzheimer's Research UK.
Thu 9 Mar
Heidi Talbot was born in Ireland became a folk star in the USA as a member of the Irish American band Cherish the Ladies, and now lives in Scotland, where she is married to the celebrated fiddler and multi-instrumentalist John McCusker.
Wed 24 May
Coven are a collective of three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts, taking to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day in a week of unforgettable concerts. The exquisitely harmonic songwriting duo and BBC 6 Music favourites O'Hooley & Tidow will be joined by the enchanting BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter, activist and performer Grace Petrie. Debuting their new EP, experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women performing individually and collectively on one stage.
O'Hooley & Tidow: 'Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in.' Independent
'Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work.' Songlines
Grace Petrie: 'A powerful new songwriting voice.' Guardian
Fri 10 Mar
Traditional music from master flautist McGoldrick (Flook, Lunasa and Capercaillie), McCusker (Battlefield Band) and guitarist Doyle.
Thu 23 Feb
Free Easter choral concert O Magnum Mysterium is Lumen's second concert and features a programme which explores the ancient and modern choral music that uncovers the emotions and mysteries of Easter. Music will include Allegri's Miserere as well as music by Tavener, Tallis, Willan and Lauridsen. Free. Praise for Healing Light: Music for Advent: - "Absolutely beautiful, and a great programme…thank you" "We stumbled across your concert last weekend and thought it was fantastic. We've been to a number of choral concerts recently but yours really stood out" "I had goosebumps all the way through, it was just so atmospheric. In Lumen Benjamin really has created something very special"
Sat 22 Apr
Shake the Chains - a touring commission of new and classic protest songs Featuring Nancy Kerr, Findlay Napier, Hannah Martin, Greg Russell & Tim Yates WITH SPECIAL GUEST Peggy Seeger From the industrial revolution, universal suffrage and the slave trade through to CND, Rock against Racism and the Miners' strike, songs are a common and integral factor in all the movements that have sought to instigate change. Shake the Chains is an exciting new touring commission from celebrated UK contemporary folk singer songwriters that will explore the role songs have played in social change, resistance and protest. At a time when making our political voice heard is as important as ever, Shake the Chains will include new material written exclusively for the project, as well as classic protest songs from around the world.
Mon 27 Feb
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