London International Arts Festival 2018 presents Nordic Raga, a collaboration between Swedish Folk Music and South Indian classical music Nordic Raga experiments with bringing more improvisation into Nordic folk music.
Danny Wilson (Danny and the Champions of the World, Grand Drive) and Robin Bennett (The Dreaming Spires, Goldrush, Saint Etienne) join forces with Tony Poole (Starry Eyed and Laughing), producer extraordinaire and king of the electric twelve-string Rickenbacker.
English singer and songwriter Maz O’Connor has been described by the Guardian as ‘one of folk’s brightest young talents’. From her folk origins she carries a simplicity of song, a frankness and rawness that recall the starkly beautiful Cumbrian landscape of her childhood.
A veteran of the mighty Bellowhead’s domination of British folk for ten years, Sam Sweeney joins us to perform from his first solo album, The Unfinished Violin, an expansion and development of his acclaimed live show, Sam Sweeney’s Fiddle: Made In The Great War,
The Shee bring Electro-harp, accordion, fiddles, flute, mandolin and three powerful voices together with a range of individual musical influences to produce an adventurous brew of Folk, Gaelic and American music.
Iconic English folk singer and song collector, Shirley Collins, has had a deep and lasting influence on many contemporary singers. Emily Portman is one such singer. With their shared passion in the source material, this ‘In Conversation’ event promises to be an insightful and engaging conversation about lives lived in song.
Written by music journalist Colin Irwin and Irish singer Mary McPartlan, She Moved Through The Fair is a musical drama including many of Margaret Barry's most famous songs alongside dialogue based on direct interviews.