The second installment in our Ballads series explores the ballad traditions of England and Scotland. Alasdair Roberts, Naomi Bedford, Kris Drever and Lisa Knapp will come together to perform this special one-off show on Friday 27 February. We had a chat with Lisa to find out a bit more about the show.
On Saturday 14 February we're holding a Broken Hearted Ballad Night at Cecil Sharp House. Paul Sartin, Emily Portman and James Fagan will present a selection of beautiful, and in some cases unexpected, ballads of love, loss and heartache.
We caught up with Paul to find out a bit more about the concert and discuss his wider thoughts on folk music.
Flo Brooks will be opening his new exhibition at Cecil Sharp House on Tuesday 10 February. Under the title Heaving the Lead, the works are inspired by research conducted in the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, where Flo looked into what he describes as “marginalised or invisible narratives within a larger folklore landscape”.
Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders is bringing its UK premier to Cecil Sharp House on Saturday 31 January. The variety show has consistently received rave reviews in the USA; its eclectic range of celebrated musicians, writers and comedians weaving a show that will make you laugh, think and sing along. We had a chat with the genius behind the show, Wesley Stace.
Following an exciting year, including fantastic performances at Cecil Sharp House, Wilderness Festival and the launch of a new EP, the unique multi-instrumental ensemble that is The Coach House Company return to Cecil Sharp House on Saturday 17 January to play a very special double bill alongside Maz O'Connor. We had a chat to find out a bit more about them as a band, how they found the last year and what they've got planned for the future.