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BEESTON LIBRARY, NOTTINGHAM, NG9 1AE
Beeston Library is delighted to bring a season of folk music live to the library, featuring performers inspired by traditional song from across the musical spectrum. Get ready to be entertained, enlightened and inspired.
April - Folk Among the Fiction
Kim Lowings and The Greenwood
Thursday 19 April 2018 – 7.30pm – Tickets £8
Inspired by the folk tradition, Kim Lowings and The Greenwood perform their songs with a contemporary twist. Their live shows are an energetic blend of original compositions and traditional songs.
Kim Lowings, Andrew Lowings, Tim Rogers and Dave Sutherland, bring together their multi-instrumental skill and experience, resulting in an innovative and sensitive approach to arrangements.
The motivation is to keep the tradition alive and to share their own tales. There are whispers along the grapevine that this group is one to watch out for!
May - Folk Among the Fiction
Thursday 10 May 2018 – 7.30pm – Tickets £8
Hannah James emerged as one of the most imaginative and adventurous artists on the folk scene, first coming to national attention as accordion player and singer with the band Kerfuffle.
Hannah has worked with folk legend Maddy Prior in the trio 3 for Joy, as part of an acclaimed duo with Bellowhead’s Sam Sweeney and is a member of female vocal harmony trio Lady Maisery.
Hannah amazed audiences across the UK with her breathtaking one-woman show JigDoll when it debuted in 2015. Hannah will be performing solo from her extensive repertoire, including songs from her own JigDoll album, as well as tunes and songs from England and beyond.
June – Folk Among the Fiction
Thursday 7 June 2018 – 7.30pm – Tickets £8
Ray Cooper, formerly of the Oysterband, joins us to play live and solo at the library. An acoustic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Ray merges history, dreams and memories, producing music that is haunting, melancholy and romantic. His first solo album Tales of Love, War and Death by Hanging was released in 2010 to widespread critical acclaim. His second album Palace of Tears was released in September 2014 and Ray’s latest album Between The Golden Age and The Promised Land is due for release April 2018. Join us for a truly captivating evening.