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Serafina Steer

Serafina Steer

EVENTS WITH SERAFINA

Serafina Steer trained as a harpist but now just as likely to be seen playing the bass guitar, keyboards or singing. She has released three solo albums - Cheap Demo Bad Science, Change Is Good Change Is Good, and The Moths Are Real.

She co-founded all female post-punk-ish trio Bas Jan in 2016. In January 2018 their debut album 'Yes I Jan' was released in February 2018 on independent Scottish label, Lost Map. This album featured the combined production skills of Capitol K, Leafcutter John and Leo Abrahams.

“Messy majesty” 9/10 - Uncut

“Beautifully fractured art-pop” - Mojo

Bas Jan have been championed by BBC 6 Music’s Marc Riley, have performed (at The British FIlm Institute) & recorded with Jarvis Cocker on an adaptation of 'Likely Stories' by Neil Gaiman for Sky. They have performed live at Serpentine Summer Pavilion in london, Green Man, End of the Road and Supernormal, as well as BBC 6 Music Live and Radio 3. Last summer they performed at Berlin's Wassermusik Festival 'Brexit- Goodbye UK and thank you for the music' alongside Scritti Politti.

Much of 2018 was also spent developing material and performing with Jarvis Cocker’s new project ‘Jarv..is’ in which she plays electric harp, keyboards and sings.  The new ensemble made a mini tour of caves in the UK, California and in Hong Kong. Jarv..is will be performing more dates in summer 2019. 

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Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh

Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh

EVENTS WITH CAOIMHIN

SWN FESTIVAL AT FINGRINGHOE WICK

If you're wondering how to pronounce his name, try "Kwee-veen Oh Rye Alla" on for size. It's not quite right, but as a first attempt it's not too shabby.

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh makes music on a 10-string fddle called the hardanger d'amore, and travels the world as a solo musician, in various duos, and as a member of two bands, The Gloaming and This is How we Fly. He has performed on some of the most beautiful stages in the world, including the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall and the Lincoln Center. He has made ffteen recordings to date, ranging from quite traditional to fairly out there, and continues to explore the region where traditional music begins to disintegrate. Caoimhín is known as a collaborator, having worked with artists such as Laurie Anderson, Amiina and Vincent Moon. He has made music for theatre and flm, including music for the Oscar-nominated movie Brooklyn and Volker Schlondorff's Return to Montauk.

"the most imaginative and fascinating musician in all of trad" - Earle Hitchner, Irish Echo, USA

"the missing link between Martin Hayes and Purple Haze" - Nick Kelly, Irish Independent

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Cosmo Sheldrake

Cosmo Sheldrake

EVENTS WITH COSMO

Cosmo Sheldrake is a 28 year old multi-instrumentalist musician, composer and producer. He released his first single ‘The Moss’ in 2014, which was followed by the ‘Pelicans We’ EP in 2015. This April he will release his debut album ‘The Much Much How How and I’ on Transgressive Records. Much of his work is to do with play, nonsense and the sonorous environment.

“He perceives the daily world around him… definitely with a child-like curiosity and wonder but also with a fair measure of genius.” – The Guardian

Cosmo has also toured internationally, both on his own and with Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit, Mr Jukes, Sam Lee and The Gentle Mystics.

“If his past is anything to go by, Sheldrake’s future is set to be unique.” – The Telegraph

In 2015 he ran a community choir in Brighton. He has composed music for film, theatre, including a series of Becket plays at The Young Vic. He has also worked as a facilitator and a teacher running music workshops for young people in England, Canada and the U.S.A.

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Sam Lee

Sam Lee

How many traditional English folk singers do you know who come from North London, studied at Chelsea School of Art, worked as a forager and wilderness expert while moonlighting as a burlesque dancer – until a chance encounter led to the door of the great Scottish Traveller singer Stanley Robertson, and an extraordinary four-year apprenticeship into the arcane, living world of traditional song that few outside the Traveller and Gypsy communities have ever experienced?

Since bursting on to the folk scene at the end of the Noughties, Mercury Prize nominee Sam Lee has blazed a trail as an outstanding singer and song collector. He’s also been the driving force behind the eclectic, award-winning folk club The Nest Collective,  founder of the vital Song Collectors’ Collective, and the originator of Singing With Nightingales.

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