“A powerful show of stunning contemporary Māori music, dance, instruments, language, stories and costumes. The queen of live loops is back in force and this new show is her best yet”. Songlines Magazine UK, 2019. This is a fierce all-female Māori world-roots production showcasing the virtues of Indigenous feminine power and inspiring cultural identity. With ancient chants, intricate harmonies, traditional and contemporary instruments featuring women’s dance, haka, weaponry and martial arts the group delivers an inclusive, informative and inspiring cultural performance.
Created by Paul Hutchinson (piano accordion) and Karen Wimhurst (clarinets), Pagoda Project brings together a unique blend of contemporary folk instrumentals with improvisation to create a warm, dynamic sound. Their originality, combined with a healthy dose of humour, leads to a fabulously entertaining concert. They come highly recommended, performing in festivals across the UK and the Czech Republic, earning them five star reviews from Songlines and FRoots. They've featured on the Songlines cd 'Top of the World'.
Daisywheel is a lyrical voyage from the past through to the uneasy times in which we live. It’s also the much anticipated first solo project from multi award-winning traditional folk singer and songwriter, Ruth Hazleton. A stunning new sound brimming with originality and something to say, Ruth is joined on stage by a full electric band (guitars, banjos, drums, bass, mandolin, oud & yayli tambur).
Be transported with this ensemble to forgotten fishing villages, moonlit olive groves, and a hard life under a hot sun where peasants play music to celebrate life with a fierce sense of humour. They provide the sounds and energy of folk, gypsy and Italian world music woven expertly together to provide a truly spaghetti and meatballs experience.