From: jason robbins [tofutastic_at_hotmail_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 24 January 2009 09:43
Subject: GIGS UPDATE...
Hi people,
As we launch headlong into the recession, just remember, that these dark times of no money seem to coincide with the blossoming of new and vibrant music scenes...and the start of this year is no exception!
So, some gig news...firstly, my own TWILIGHT FOLK updates-(all gigs of course at ORANGE STREET MUSIC CLUB, CANTERBURY).
Obviously, i shall be seeing you all at the  ROBB JOHNSON gig on friday night (with PHILIP G MARTINS DROHNE / RELIG ORAN)....but theres a couple of additions to the TIM EDEY gig on WEDS 18TH Feb- MOTHER MOLOTOV will be supporting, for those of you who saw AMENES support THE OWL SERVICE, well, this will be a treat, as this is they under a new name!-also,  PHILIP G MARTIN will be performing again (due to his links with TIM EDEY)-in his own words-

"Philip G. Martin will be playing tracks from his criticaly aclaimed latest album Le Son du Bois, which features many top-line guest musicians including Tim Edey. The music of Drohne aka Philip G Martin features a variety of less-common instruments, such as hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes and cittern and draws on the influence of  European traditional dance music and medieval psychedelia. Hear more at and The cd Le son du Bois will be available at the gig or from iTunes."

-the support for this will be 

“Shoreline take a refreshing dip into the waters of new folk with a nine piece ensemble predominantly made up of members hewn from the WILLKOMMEN COLLECTIVE. Boasting Brighton's finest strings section, textural guitars weaving through plaintive banjo and the stunning voices of Beatrice Sanjust (MOONSHINEMOONSHINE), James De Malplaquet (THE MISERABLE RICH) and Jacob Richardson (SONS OF NOEL & ADRIAN). Shoreline make their mark as indisputable bearers of the new folk crown. “
Trust me, this will be incredible…

And the last confirmed act so far this year is on WEDS 24TH JUNE - THE KITTIWAKES.-

'Absolutely wonderful. I cannot recommend highly enough catching them live if you get the chance' - Folk and Roots Online __ 'The Kittiwakes (rissa tridactyla): delicious, intriguing and evocative music, beautifully played and sung by this talented trio. Recommended to twitchers and lovers of folk music alike' - Paul Collier, Leigh Folk Festival __ 'The Kittiwakes craft timeless and magical acoustically dappled folk treats - gentle and alluring ostensibly Gaelic in sound texture and gorgeously flighty braided as they are by corteges of mandolins, accordions and violins.' - Losing Today

Ok, other stuff-NANCY WALLACE from the OWL SERVICE has just released a wonderful album- -

NANCY WALLACE Old Stories CD - preorder now and receive a free live EP
The first commercial release on our Midwich Records label, NancyWallace's debut album Old Stories, is now available to pre-order from our webshop (shipping date Jan 26th 2009), all orders placed before the release date will receive a free Nancy live EP to be recorded at the launch party at the Electroacoustic Club , London EC1 on Jan 27th. This promises be a very special night indeed, with Nancy being joined by several friends and special guests. Tickets are still available for the launch gig from, support comes from Ellen Mary McGee and Autumn Grieve.
For those who still like to purchase their music in the good old fashioned way, you should find the album in any half-decent independant store worth its salt, and also most Fopp and HMV stores.

"A significant debut... long respected as one of the purest voices on the folk circuit, this recording fashions an amazing intimacy with her listener, ****" Mojo

"This set should pave the way to wider recognition for Wallace, one of the finest folk vocalists of her generation" Music Week
I am hoping to book NANCY to play (with JASON STEELE) at some point later in the year, and hopefully a return visit from THE OWL SERVICE, who I hear are hard at work on a very exciting new musical project, and have a few gigs lined up too…. 

Other exciting gig news locally-FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB ( have managed to persuade living legend DAVE SWARBRICK to do a rare performance on 4th march, that should be unmissable-book early is my advice!),

 have a great programme too, including ROY BAILEY on Feb 5th, and STEVE TILSTON on March 5th…

Debs at  FOLK IN THE BARN has some more gigs coming up too

Saturday  7th March 2009
Double Header Concert
Jenna    and    Megson   St Gregory's Centre for Music, Christchurch University, Noth Holmes Road, Canterbury CT1 1NX
doors 7.15pm
Saturday April 25th 2009 Martyn Joseph
at the Whitstable Playhouse
104 High Street, Whitstable, Kent. CT5 1AZ
performance starts 7.45pm
Saturday 13th June 2009  
Peter Knight's  Gigspanner
at the Kingston Barn, Nr Canterbury, Kent CT4 6JB
Doors 7.15 for 8pm

And of course, the line up for BROADSTAIRS FOLK WEEK  has appeared ..

Ok, hope to see you where  the music happens…
“From the shores of Summerisle….”
All the best,

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