We’re still reeling from some great performances this winter from artists including Moira Smiley and Pat Dam Smyth. Thanks to all those of you, big and small, who came along.
We are pleased to announce to the line up for our summer programme, taking place, as ever, on the first Tuesday of the month at The Old Church, Stoke Newington. Get these dates in your diaries, and don’t forget, your little ones go free.
May 2nd – The Magic Lantern
Currently recording his third album 'To The Islands', Jamie Doe (The Magic Lantern) is a rising star of London's diverse music scene with 2016 seeing him performing with Jamie Cullum at the BBC Proms; singing on Mercury Nominated folk artist Sam Lee's 'Lovely Molly' and winning 'Best Traditional Track' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
“Very, very special” – Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
June 6th - Breakfast Club Duo
Breakfast Club Duo is an ensemble of recorders (Rhia Parker) and cello (Natasha Zielazinski). This talented duo explore the richness of wind and strings through performing and arranging music spanning the centuries, from the middle ages to the present day.
July 4th – Samantha Whates
Samantha Whates is a London based singer and songwriter. Despite living in the capital since her mid-teens, her heart, voice and songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition yet uniquely her own.
“Just gorgeous” – Tom Robinson BBC 6Music