Sharron Kraus is a singer of folk songs, a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose solo work and collaborations offer a dark and subversive take on traditional music.
As well as drawing on the folk traditions of England and Appalachia, her music is influenced by gothic literature, surrealism, myth and magick.
Her songs tell intricate tales of rootless souls, dark secrets and earthly joys, the lyrics plucked as sonorously as her acoustic guitar.
As well as her solo work, Sharron has recorded an album of traditional songs – ‘LeavesFrom Off The Tree’ – with Meg Baird and Helena Espvall of Espers, written an album of songs to celebrate the seasons of the year – ‘Right Wantonly A-Mumming’ – which was recorded with some of England’s finest traditional folk singers including Jon Boden, Fay Hield and Ian Giles – and also recorded and performed with the duos Rusalnaia and Tau Emerald (with Gillian Chadwick and Tara Burke, respectively).
Nancy Wallace is a singer and musician hailing from Suffolk and London,currently residing in Montreal, Canada.
She came to notice singing with the Memory Band and later as part of the cult alt-folk collective The Owl Service, but has in recent years been ploughing her own furrow.
A guitarist and concertina player, Nancy’s repertoire spans traditional material, her own compositions and the odd unexpected cover version.
Live, she creates an atmosphere and intimacy with her audience which is not to be missed.
Friday 11th August 2017 - 20:15
Members £8.50 Non-members £10.00
For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.
Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which the much anticipated Waiting for Angels (Topic TSCD527) was the latest. Whether in the folk clubs (which he continues to champion), on the concert stage or making TV appearances (he was the subject of the acclaimed `Originals’ music documentary strand on BBC 2) – there are few roles that Martin Carthy hasn’t played.
He’s a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic.
`Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all’ Q Magazine
‘Carthy is a master of the ballad of substance, songs that tell stories, whether they are traditional, his own or from contemporary writers.’ The Telegraph
Friday 14th July 2017 - 20:15
Members £6.50 | Non-members £8.00
A superb singer, guitarist and banjo player, Maggie is also the writer of some of the very finest contemporary songs, including ‘A Place Called England’ , for which she was honoured for ‘Best Original Song,’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awardsin 2000, and ‘Perfumes Of Arabia’,’which was recorded by Martin Carthy.
We’re back online! Bit of a blip . . . thanks for bearing with us as we get the site properly fixed and super ship-shape.
Adding in a few familiar pages, and a whole wonderful world of goodness knows what. Meanwhile, you can find us over on Facebook or twitter. Might even get an instagram thingamajig too. Eek!
Super excited to have Ollie King with us on Friday 24th February, with a workshop on the Saturday, Judy Cook on Friday 10th March, and fRoots December/January cover star, and Shirley Collins collaborator Ali Roberts with us on Friday 24th March.
Open House nights on all the other Fridays.
Tickets are all available on the door or in advance from our good friends in the Cornish Riviera Box Office, and at all Tourist Information Centres across Cornwall. Thanks, Andy 🙂