weirdlore

p s y c h   f o l k   &   b e y o n d . . .

sunday 10th June 2012 : 1-10pm
folk house, park street, bristol bs1 5jg
location
You can still get the album - see foot of page

Skull and Hare





 

An all-dayer to celebrate the point where all sorts of English folk music (and one emigrant American living in Wales) meets what Lord Buckley referred to as The Far-Goneasphere.

The clichés about our folk music suggest that if it’s not 97-verse traditional ballads about our murderous aristocracy then it’s all “jolly milkmaids, foaming nutbrown ale and illegal shagging” (to quote somebody whose name eludes us). Others would have it as some sort of Wicker Man kingdom of haunted pastoral pagan pholklore shading into eccentric steampunk with banjos. Well, it’s some of all that and none of that, but there are increasing numbers of musicians and songwriters beyond the mainstream currently taking inspiration from the themes, tunes and musical strangenesses of our roots and making something timelessly new but still distinctly local out of them. So the idea arose to put as many as we could assemble into a building for a day and see what would happen. Hence… weirdlore. We have …






 
telling the bees
 
telling the bees
 

jonny kearney & lucy farrell
 
jonny kearney & lucy farrell
 

rapunzel & sedayne
 
rapunzel & sedayne
 

mary hampton cotillion
 
mary hampton cotillion
 

sproatly smith
 
sproatly smith
 

pamela wyn shannon
 
pamela wyn shannon
 

sharron kraus
 
sharron kraus
 

boxcar aldous huxley
 
boxcar aldous huxley
 

algernon & the hawk
 
algernon & the hawk
 

kate & corwen
 
kate & corwen
corncrow
 
corncrow
hobby horses
 
hobby horses
three cane whale
 
three cane whale
katie rose
 
katie rose
jeanette leech
 
jeanette leech
(click the artist pics for links)

workshops : dancers : odd goings on

 

Weirdlore CD cover
 
Out on 11th June: Weirdlore, the album

 

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