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are a jazz duo comprising of Richard Jones (Fiddle) and Chris
Turpin (Guitar). Fusing together gypsy jazz, latin and swing, the pair
play with a passionate spirit, obviously relishing every moment they
play. As Turpin thrashes his guitar and Jones impressively brings his
fiddle to life, the pair evoke a sound you are more likely to stumble
across on the stony streets of Europe
Sat 1-1.40pm Village
|The Al Cubbin Trio
||Three members of jazz quintet IKB5,
Will Ashworth (piano), Al Cubbin (saxes) and Ralf Dorrell (bass) take a
choice selection of old and new, combining modern jazz grooves,
original pieces and a sprinkle of standards to keep it swinging as the
Al Cubbin trio.
Sun Jazz Supper Village
plays his own delicate, beautiful songs delivered with a cool,
to-die-for voice. He heads up the band Roadshow
and is becoming well known on the Bath music scene with recent
performances at Moles and the Cooler Festival. Influences
Jack White, Elbow, the Nicole Fermie Trio and the Talking Heads. Andy
is an American singer/songwriter currently residing in Bath.
Sat Gig 8-11.30pm
Village Hall £6
||Inspired by Hendrix, Bruce Lee, Wolverine, The
Tick and Steve Vai,
Benji Bartlett adds his own special brand of stagemanship to The
Dragsters Rock Show. He will also entertain visitors with a
performance. Currently teaching guitar full-time and a certified guitar
junkie, he also writes songs, repairs and builds guitars and is
passionate about his music.
Sat 11-11.40am Village
the Bristol Shantymen will be joining Jeff Blake for a
singaround session in the Village Hall on Sunday afternoon.
Sun 2.50-4.50pm Village
take the refined sound
of the border bagpipes, the hypnotic tones of the hurdy-gurdy, and the
massive dynamic range of the piano-accordion and combine these elements
to make exhilarating and haunting music (when we do it right !).
Centered around dancing, their repertoire is a mixture of original
compositions and traditional tunes. The main influences are from the
dance music of central France (which is traditionally played on the
bagpipe and hurdy-gurdy) and the dance music of Brittany.
Sun 3.35-4.15pm Village Green FREE
ultimate rock covers
band, The Dragsters perform a heady mix of rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s
and 00s. With Henry Ray on vocals & guitar, Benji
guitar, Mario Ramjhun on bass & vocals and Dave Harris on drums
& vocals, The Dragsters have a dedicated fan
from Southampton to Reading.
Sat Gig 8-11.30pm
Village Hall £6
40 celebrates the forty years of Glastonbury Festival from the archives
of seven Somerset-based photographers which includes Brian Walker, Ann
Cook, Anna Barclay, Jason Bryant, Steve Roberts, Ian Sumner and Matt
Between them they have covered every festival since Glastonbury began,
1970. The core of the exhibition features 40 photographs hand-picked by
founder and organiser Michael Eavis and local artist Candace Bahouth
and were exhibited backstage at this year’s Glastonbury
Festival in the VIP dressing room and artist area behind the Pyramid
Jones is singer songwriter from, you guessed it, Wales. He is
an immaculate guitar player, has a beautiful, cool, laid back
voice, and produces chilled, melodic songs of the heart. With
a musical degree behind him ffred, is making a name on the national
music scene with his live performances, spots on BBC Radio, and his
debut CD Eyes And Ears which is now available from Ffred's website.
His influences include Jack Johnson, Immogen Heap, Bob Dylan,
Bob Marley, Noah And The Whale, Laura Marling, Elbow. With a pedigree
like that it is little surprise that his named interest on
his website is “Chillin”.
Sat 2-2.40pm Village
energy, the band elevate the crowd through the body language of dance.
Great solos are weaved within the framework of rare grooves and
percussion. Since arriving in Britain from Cameroon in 2001, Alphonse
Daudet Touna has worked solidly on building a creative outlet for his
musical inspiration and Hélélé is the
a resident of Bristol, he has formed the band with some of the city's
finest session and jazz musicians. He plays a balafon (an African
marimba). The rich balafon melody creates another style of afro jazz
through a mix of forest rhythms.In
Alphonse is joined by Jeff Spencer on bass, Matthew Jones on Drums,
Neil Smith on Guitar, James Gardiner-Bateman on Alto Sax and Lisa
Cherian on Percussion. Find out more on the website.
Sat 2-5pm Village Green
||Jeff led the Singalong session in 2009 and will
by the Bristol Shantymen for this year's singaround session in the
Sun 2.50-4.50pm Village
the second year running Jo Sercombe, the Festival’s
President, will run The Big Sing workshop which is open to all,
regardless of age, skill or experience. Jo brings an
passionate style to her teaching. Reaching out to
she not only gets them to connect with her, but also with each other in
a quite unique way. Have no doubt that you will feel
inspired, uplifted and buzzing after the session with Jo!
Sun 1.30-2.45pm Village
girls are fun and spirited. They can be overbold and impudent.
They’re fresh and jaunty, confident, stylish and chic
make no mistake, they will shake up your world as they saunter past
before going out the front door; leaving it wide open behind them!
Sure, girls can be sassy – jazz can be sassy too.
Join local jazz vocalist Jo Sercombe and her musicians as they unwrap
those songs that might have been written with sassy girls in mind.
Old-time classics such as ‘Just One of Those
alongside George Benson’s funky ‘On
Broadway’ in this
musical feast; all served with a twinkle in eye and a little cheeky
banter to bring out the sassy side of life. Come, kick off your shoes
Village Hall £8
accomplished Priston musician, John will be performing Chopin in the
Church on Sunday morning.
Sun Church 11am-noon £3
the beer joints of Texas to Glastonbury main stage, Kevin Brown has
inspired listeners with his blues-infected songs. He is a highly
respected professional recording artist, songwriter and performer of
over 30 years standing. Born in Lancashire, he has been inspired from
an early age by the blues and its related genres.
Taught by Son House,
discovered by Joe Boyd, acclaimed by Mark Knopfler and with nine albums
to his credit, Kevin just gets better with time.
Sun 2.45-3.25pm Village
||Kim Jones will run an hour long Street Dance session, where young and old,
expert or beginner will be able to learn street dance moves, putting
them together to create a vibrant and exhilarating group performance.
Sat 3-4pm Village Hall
of "Loo with a View", and 'and introducing its sequel "Good Loo
Sat 2-2.50pm Village
Nevin will amaze and mystify visitors to the Village Green on Saturday
and Sunday afternoon using his own unique style of magic. He mainly
specialises in the strange and paranormal close-up magic, but is not
limited to that! Born near Lake Ilopango on the outskirts of San
Salvador, Cris first gained an interest in magic and illusion at the
age of 7. As a teenager he started doing magic seriously, first working
with cards, then moving onto mentalism and other forms of
magic. See website.
Sat/Sunpm Village Hall
||From the heart of the
Somerset Levels come this melting pot of Western
Swing, Country Boogie and hot Blues Rags - so prevalent in
early pioneers of the west country flatland dwellers of the early
thirties and forties, Peat Bog Boogies, Tortured
catastrophic crop failures and devastating floods give this band a
highly unique repertoire that is taking the west country by storm
Kevin Brown - lap steel/slide guitar, Joff Lowson - guitar, John Boston
- fiddle & mandolin, Bill Crampton -
Village Green FREE
guitars, beautiful vocals and one of the most intense rhythm sections
this side of the 70s makes Nicole Fermie an act not to be taken
lightly. Hers is a sound harking back to the glory days of
Parliament Funkadelic, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix, a powerful melody
with one goal: to make you move. The songs talk of real
life; of parties and failed relationships, of innocence and excess, of
life and learning its lessons.
Sat 3-3.40pm Village
Evry is based in Timsbury and plays the spinet,
a type of small harpsichord.
Sun 7.30-8.30pm Church
Schola Cantorum is an auditioned women's choir from the University of
Bristol, specialising in Medieval Music. The programme will be called
"Songs of Eve: - medieval religious song by and for women", and it will
all be unaccompanied. We'll sing some Hildegard,
some Italian laudesi for female saints, and
some spanish Cantigas de Santa Maria. See website.
Sun 6-7pm Church