29 June 2019

Ma Polaine’s Great Decline

Ma Polaine’s Great Decline

  Ma Polaine’s Great Decline Sunday 12:45 – 13:15 Thistle Garden Stage Sunday 16:00 – 16:45 Poole Arms Stage   The concept behind the band was not predetermined, the songs are written without a requirement to stay within the boundaries of a particular genre, the lyrics cover veiled tales of love, the joys & pains of the music world, and are told with melodic invention and an emotive vocal. Beth and Clinton performed the early gigs as a duo, placing an emphasis on writing and instinctively developing a distinctive sound for the band. Alongside gigging around London, straddling the blues, folk and songwriter scenes, Ma Polaine’s Great Decline exerted great patience in finding additions to the live band. The right musicians with the right disposition slowly uncovered themselves in Jon Gillies on tenor sax and piano and Chris Clavo on double bass. With Beth introducing her own harmonica and accordion, the band utilise the combinations of different sounds to give the songs just what they need....
Jonas & Jane

Jonas & Jane

  Jonas & Jane   Sunday 13:15 – 14:00 Poole Arms Stage Sunday 16:15 – 17:00 Thistle Garden Stage   British Americana Harmony duo from Surrey, England. Southern American influenced Jonas and Jane take notes from the Texas and Nashville music scene from the early 70s, specific influences include The Everly Brothers, The Eagles, and the modern harmony duo The Civil Wars.  ...
The Model Folk

The Model Folk

  The Model Folk   Saturday 14:00 – 16:00 Custom House Saturday 17:15 – 18:00 Fish Shambles Rumbustious balkan inspired folk! Original folk music that embraces influences from across the world. Entirely acoustic, from the humble washboard and the throb of the double bass via the wheezing of the harmonium and the shriek of the clarinet. With a chorus of voices telling tales of steam, abandoned ferry terminals, soviet farming machinery and 1930s drag queens. A ramshackle troupe of musicians, unafraid to fraternise with the audience. We’re a six pc outfit with mandolin, clarinet, trumpet, double bass, guitar and drums. Sometimes there’s a harmonium, often a ukelele and certainly an accordion, and harmonies – but the key element of our act is getting into the audience and interacting with them. The vast majority of our set is original material with a smattering of eastern european standards, a bit of trad folk noir and a dash of balkan infused folk. yes, it is as chaotic as it sounds!...
Catherine Burke Band

Catherine Burke Band

  Catherine Burke Band   Sunday 14:15 – 15:00 Thistle Garden Stage   Catherine plays guitar and writes light-hearted songs. Her lyrics are open and honest but generally written with a twist of humour thrown in. She is heavily influenced by her love of bluegrass and American music – althought there are influences from all around the world. In live performance she is good fun, easy to understand and always delivers her songs with a big smile and a wink. She recorded her long awaited debut album “Exes, Losers and Other Men (song that make my Dad’s eyes roll)” in 2012 and is about to record her second album with the aid of a Pledge music crowdfunding campaign. Catherine will be joined by Gemma White on the fiddle, Bob Burke on guitar, and Connor Burke on bass.  ...
Cheikh Diop & Afric’Arts

Cheikh Diop & Afric’Arts

  Cheikh Diop Afric’Arts   Saturday 13:45 – 14:30 Fish Shambles Saturday 15:00 – 16:00 Fish Shambles *workshop*   CHEIKH DIOP is an outstanding exponent of West African drumming. He leads workshops professionally and performs all over UK both drumming and in group dancing based on music from Segalese and Gambian culture. This is one of the most exciting and stimulating acts at the festival. www.africartsdrumming.com   This has been the highlight of past Folk on the Quays and we just had to have Cheikh and his team back. What energy! Catherine Burke, Folk on the...