If it says ‘Peppery’ on the poster,

You’re guaranteed a good time!

Richard Durrant

Cycling Music

With bicycles as lighting stands and a stage set carried in panniers, this will be a truly intriguing concert of beautiful guitar music.

Richard Durrant is a world class performer traveling in excess of 35,000 miles each year. As a concert guitarist he finds it impossible to do anything but cast a carbon footprint as large as his musical status.  But now its pay back time. 

During May and June Richard, the leading guitarist of his generation, will play at UK venues great and small during a seven-week, 1,000-mile odyssey that will be the last word in eco-friendliness.  Cycling up to 50 miles a day, Richard will be carrying his entire show on his bike. Each performance will still feature beautiful lighting, projections and sound, but the gear will be state of the art, low energy and lightweight. Richard will be performing a selection of guitar solos, many from his latest album Cycling Music.

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global brass band music

Orkestra del Sol’s explosive reinvention of global brass band music takes diverse influences – ska, porro, calypso, funk and a range of UK dance styles. They create a living, breathing polka-ing, pogo-ing honkstep for the 21st century. Trumpet, trombone, saxes, accordion, fiddle, two drummers and the epic bass of the sousaphone conspire perfectly to create soaring horn lines and beautifully layered harmonies, driven by an uncompromising rhythm section who deliver the meanest grooves with a twinkle in their eye!

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authentic Cuban Son

Son Yambu play authentic Cuban Son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African music that gave rise to Salsa. They give this irresistible music a contemporary edge, bringing their audiences a truly sensational, authentic Latin music experience.


"The real sound of Santiago de Cuba" (Simon Broughton, Evening Standard)

"If you don't start to move to this there is no hope for you" (Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio3)

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Carthy Hardy Farrell & Young

Eliza Carthy, Bella Hardy, Lucy Farrell and Kate Young bring together passion, soul and enormous talent. Their four part harmonies and quartet fiddle playing revive old favourites and initiate brand new songs. 

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with support - Silbury Hill

Oysterband return to the UK, touring to play a limited run of dates in favourite venues and places which have a strong collective and personal resonance for the band. They'll play a classic Oyster set and a taste of new songs from a brand new studio album to be released in January 2014

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joyful ska and rocksteady

Hot from their appearance at this year's Global Rhythm festival, Sweetbeats are back in town with their heady mix of original songs and classic rare grooves. Jamaica is where this music starts - the journey ends in bliss.

Formed in 2003, Sweetbeats are an eight piece band specialising in rocksteady, the melodic, soulful missing link between upbeat 1960's ska, and the chilled down reggae of early 70's Jamaica.

You'll want to dance all night - resistance is futile.



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