From: Sue Cavendish [suecavendish_at_blueyonder_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 15 July 2008 23:34
Subject: NetRhythms & Summer In The City
Hello Everyone, welcome back to NetRhythms
The festival season is upon us and Fairport's Cropredy Convention (August 7-9 August) has nearly sold out,
but summer music is not all about sitting in fields, muddy or not! Here are a few seated events in the big city!
Monday 28 Jul 7.30pm - at The Barbican - ROGUES GALLERY, PIRATE BALLADS, SEA SONGS & CHANTEYS
The line-up for this special event now includes Pete Doherty, Martha Wainwright, Julie Fowlis, Baby Gramps, David Thomas, Keith Moline, Gavin Friday, Langley Sisters, Teddy Thompson, Kami Thompson, Jenni Muldaur, Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson, Robyn Hitchcock as well as actor Tim Robbins and cartoonist Ralph Steadman. 
Based on recent critically acclaimed CD release featuring the talents of Nick Cave, Sting, Jarvis Cocker and Rufus Wainwright, this concert consists of contemporary re-workings of traditional sea chanteys, pirate ballads and seafaring songs.
The idea for Rogue's Gallery germinated on the set of the second Pirates of the Caribbean movie, with actor Johnny Depp and director Gore Verbinski. The songs on the subsequent CD have titles like Baltimore Whores, Boney Was a Warrior (about Napoleon) and Little Boy Billee sung by the artist Ralph Steadman about eating the cabin boy. A sea chantey (often spelt shanty) is a work song that was sung on the old wooden ships. Rhythmically, they matched the activity speed of these men hauling on lines. Many of them are really filthy; many are very beautiful.
Concert at the Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS       
Box Office: 0845 120 7550
What about the rather special August Sunday programme at Regents Park Open Air Theatre in London NW1? Anyone who's seen Midsummer Nights Dream performed in the Open Air Theatre will appreciate the magical setting
17 August KATHRYN WILLIAMS & NEILL MacCOLL - Their album Two is reviewed at
24 August SETH LAKEMAN - to be reviewed shortly
31 August JOSE GONZALEZ - new album In Our Nature
Sunday performances (which are one-off events and not part of the main repertoire) take place regardless of weather conditions. Booking details & further information
And for the first time, CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL will have a new daily PODCAST this year.
The podcast will be available from the Festival website a day before the Festival starts, with 5 planned in total. By downloading it you will be able to access exclusive interviews, backstage news and more as the Festival happens. More info at
 The Latest Album, DVD & Book Reviews - JULY 2008
Steve Tilston - Ziggurat (Hubris Records)
Dave Sutherland - On The Waiting List (Red Kite)
Liam Finn - I'll Be Lightning (Transgressive)
Belshazzar's Feast - The Food Of Love (WildGoose Studios)
Thea Gilmore - Liejacker (Fullfill)
Romi Mayes - Sweet Somethin' Steady (CRS/Me&MyAmericana)
Mary Gauthier - Genesis (The Early Years) (Proper)
Emmylou Harris -All I Intended To Be (Nonseuch)
Gemma Hayes -The Hollow Of Morning (GH)
Sandi Thom - The Pink & The Lily (RCA)
Bex Marshall - Kitchen Table (House of Mercy)
Farrell Spence - A Town Called Hell (Own Label)
Cherryholmes - Cherryholmes II  Black and White (Skaggs Family Records)
Randy Thompson - Further On (Jackpot Records)
James McMurtry - Just Us Kids (Blue Rose)
Things In Herds - Nothing Is Lost (G-Folk)
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes (Bella Union)
Jinski - Hurry Home (Lucky Smile)
Miracle Mile - Coffee and Stars (Own Label)
TV Smith - In The Arms Of My Enemy (Carbon Neutral)
The Bowmans - Far From Home (Continental Song City)
Justin Rutledge - Man Descending (Six Shooter)
The Tex Mex Experience (Evangeline)
Edgar Winter - Rebel Road (Own Label)
Samuel James - Songs Famed For Sorrow And Joy (Northernblues Music)
Eric Steckel - Feels Like Home (Me & My Blues Music)
Fairport Convention - Journeyman's Grace (Secret)
The Pentangle - One More Road/ Live 1994 (Hux Records)
French, Frith, Kaiser, Thompson - Live, Love, Larf & Loaf (Fledg'ling)
Various Artists - Fairy Cakes For Tea/ Let's Ride (Fairytales Can Come True, Vols & 3) (Psychic Circle)
Yellow Hand - Yellow Hand (Fallout)
Lily & Maria - Lily & Maria (Sunbeam)
Fred Neil - Travelin' Man: The Early Singles (Fallout)
String Cheese - String Chese (Fallout)
The Far Cry - Far Cry (Fallout)
Our new Front Page Favourite is STEVE TILSTON. It's your choice - who's next the next favourite?
Love, Sue
Sue Cavendish