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August 2019

Steve Knightley

Thursday Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ
£12.5

As a long-serving troubadour of the folk and acoustic music scene, master songwriter and storyteller Steve Knightley has spent much of his life on the road, collecting songs, stories, anecdotes and observations – with the odd disaster along the way. Steve once again takes to England’s highways and byways to present ‘Roadworks’ – a show which builds on the success of his sell-out 2018 solo tour ‘Songs and Stories’. This is a stripped-back, one-man show that’s infused with wit, warmth and alchemy, beautifully illustrated by his trenchant songs of history, love and conscience.

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The Rowan Tree

Thursday Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ

The Rowan Tree formed whilst playing together at the Pan Celtic Festival in Carlow 2017. Last year was something of a whirlwind, with their first gig was at the Festival Interceltique in Lorient, Brittany and their first proper rehearsal was on the ferry over there! Since then they have won Kan Rag Kernow (song for Cornwall), placed joint first at the Pan Celtic 2018, and won the prestigious Liet International XXL minority language song competition in The Netherlands. They released…

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Midnight Skyracer

Friday Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ
£8.75 – £17.5

In just over a year of performing Midnight Skyracer has racked up an impressive number of major festival slots including Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, completed a tour of Germany and Switzerland as well as two UK tours. Recently, they became the first UK band to gain recognition in the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum awards.

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Wizz Jones with Boo Hewerdine and Pete Berryman

Friday Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ

Join us for this celebration of the musician who has inspired Eric Clapton and Keith Richards amongst others, in his 80th year, and 60 years since he first played in Cornwall.

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The Unthanks

Saturday Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ
£12.5 – £25

Staunch traditionalism and sonic adventure may seem like polar opposites, yet they are easy bedfellows in the gentle hands of The Unthanks. They see folk music less as a style and more as a oral history that offers perspective on our own time. Their approach to storytelling straddles the complex relationship between modernism and learning from the past. You might find them singing in a Tyneside folk club one night, and playing to 2000 Londoners the next, having performed to…

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KRELYS

Saturday Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ

KRELYS play high energy traditional irish music, mixing contemporary tunes with core Irish and powerful songs from the folk heritage.

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Here At The Fair

Sunday Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ

Note: Earlier start for this show -- 7.00pm with doors at 6.30pm Mick Ryan's new folk-musical ‘Here At The Fair’ explores the lives of travelling show people. The scene is set at a country fair in 1850. A group of travelling showmen and women arrive and set out their stalls, using twenty of Mick's original songs. Partly inspired by characters in Dickens' 'Nicholas Nickleby' and Charlie Chaplin's 'Limelight', we meet veteran actor Vincent Crummles and his dancer daughter Ninetta ('The…

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Flats and Sharps

Sunday Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ
£8.75 – £17.5

Four young men from Penzance writing and performing blistering bluegrass, folk, country & pop.

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Noble Jacks

Monday Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ
£8.75 – £17.5

With the fiddle leading the charge, Noble Jacks are out to take no prisoners as they come on with their high-energy footstompin’ rhythms which have taken crowds by storm across the UK. Noble Jacks have been touring relentlessly, stompin’ their way round the UK music scene with sold out headline shows promoting their debut album ‘What the Hammer’ as well as shows at major festivals including Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, and Beautiful Days to name a few. "​Their music is…

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Granny’s Attic

Monday Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ

Granny’s Attic – Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (Melodeon, Concertina, Vocals), George Sansome (Guitar, Vocals) and Lewis Wood (Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals) – are a folk trio who play the tradition with verve, energy and their own inimitable style. These three young men are all exceptional musicians and fine singers and play English traditional and original music. Formed in 2009, they have since played at clubs and festivals up and down the country, and have been heralded for their lively performances and maturity beyond…

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