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Future gigs in 2019

Thu 24 October, Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury, Caradoc Rotunda, 2.30. For patients & staff.
Sat 26 October, Knowbury, Ludlow,as part of Kate Green’s Walking the Pipe project. 
Sat 16 November
, Frankley, Bromsgrove
, as part of Kate Green’s Walking the Pipe project. 

We are generally available for gigs – please contact us if you’d like to put us on or would like a demo CD.

News

Artist Kate Green has been walking the length of the Elan Valley Aqueduct, from mid-Wales to Birmingham, as an art work, with events on the way. We have been working with Kate on arrangements of songs she has written for this project, called Walking the Pipe. On Saturday 28 September we gave the songs their first public airing at Bleddfa, Knighton. The event was a great success with a packed hall. On 16 June 2019 the three of us appeared on Genevieve Tudor’s Sunday Folk programme on BBC Radio Shropshire.
We did a nice lunchtime gig at Bridgnorth Library on Friday 23 August as part of a music & arts festival in the town. Thanks to Emma and the staff at the library.

At the end of June 2019 we did a mini-tour with the marvellous Owl Light Trio, who apply fine musicianship to inventive arrangements of traditional and original tunes. On Friday 28th we played at the Friends’ Meeting House in Oxford, and the following night we all came up to Oswestry to play to a packed house at the Hermon (photo above). You can read a review of that gig here. We heartily recommend the Owl Light Trio’s excellent CD Owl Light.
Below is a photo of an early gig at Rhydycroesau Village Hall, where we’ve played several times and where we recorded our CD Crossings.

Past events
28 September 2019: Concert with Kate Green as part of her Walking the Pipe project, Bleddfa, Knighton, Powys.
23 August 2019:
Lunchtime free concert at Bridgnorth Library.
29 June 2019: Concert with Owl Light Trio, The Hermon, Oswestry.
28 June 2019:
Concert with Owl Light Trio, Friends’ Meeting House, Oxford.
25 June 2019
: Afternoon concert at Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury.
2 Apr 2019
: Afternoon concert at Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury.
8 Sep 2018: Concert at Village Hall, Rhydycroesau, with special guests Cadi Davies and Jock and Lucas Tyldesley.

29 Jun 2018
: Concert at Willow Gallery, Oswestry. Please support what they’re doing there. You can see their concert programme at www.willowgalleryoswestry.org/live-music.
8 Jul 2017
: Concert at Black Park Chapel, Halton, Chirk.
14 Mar 2017:
Afternoon concert at Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury.

7 Oct 2016: Concert at Rhydycroesau Village Hall, Oswestry.
4 Oct 2016: Afternoon concert at Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury.
30 Sep 2016
: Concert at The Gateway, Shrewsbury.
26 Apr 2016: Afternoon concert at Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury.
19 Mar 2016
: House concert, Llansilin, Powys.
19 Dec 2015: Afternoon concert at St Chad’s, Shrewsbury.
30 Oct 2015: Concert at The Gateway, Shrewsbury.

25 Oct 2015: Live appearance on Radio Shropshire Sunday Folk.
17 Oct 2015: Concert at Willow Gallery, Oswestry.
Sep 2015: Soundtrack of Sean Harris’s salmon film (see below).
Jun-Jul 2015: Recording 4-track EP at Peter Humphreys Centre, Oswestry and Audio XL, Shrewsbury.
28 Feb 2015: Concert with support Vera van Heeringen, Rhydycroesau Village Hall.
2014: Concerts at Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury, and Cross Keys, Selattyn.

Back in September 2015 Sean Harris roped us both in, along with harpist Christine Mills, to contribute to the soundtrack of an animated film based on the migration cycle of salmon. The film was made to be shown in a mobile projection rig including multiple gauze screens. Recording took place at Capel y Briw near Llansilin: music and sound effects were improvised and later assembled, along with a poem written and read by Arwyn Groe, into a soundtrack by musician and sound engineer Jim Brook. You can see the film here.
Below are some photos from the recording session:
Capel y Briw; Sean and Jim; Faith; Christine.
Capel Briw 2Sean Jim 2 Faith 2Christine