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Hereford College of Arts BA Illustration course presents: CMYK Hay
23rd February 2019
CMYK-Hay is a one day festival of contemporary print and illustration, with special guests, a market place and workshops. Expect limited edition prints, posters, cards, comics, zines, and other ephemera. Sellers will include professional illustrators, print makers, artists, designers and students. Visit website
Let's Get Quizzical
1st March 2019
Monthly quiz night! £2 entry per person, free chips at the interval. Winning team takes the pot. Visit website
Saturday Shenanigans: Citrus Society
2nd March 2019
Citrus Society - A jazz sextet ensconced in the blossoming London jazz scene, Citrus Society are not to be missed. Influenced by rising stars such as Nubyia Garcia, Ezra Collective and Moses Boyd, these players have a zest for a whole range of genres; everything from neo-soul through bop to experimental free jazz. Having announced their pithy sound all over the UK, Citrus Society are on to something big so make sure to watch out for their next project - We Need to Talk About Lemon EP. Visit website
Friday Live: Mica Jane
8th March 2019
Mica Jane is an Indie Folk singer songwriter. Her culturally mixed background has inspired her to write music that infuses different walks of life. Though her core is Folk she doesn't shy away from incorporating the sounds of Reggae with charismatic bass lines and keeping an uplifting feel with African + Indie Rock inspired beats and grooves. She has hit the ground running with her newly formed four piece band touring around London, Guildford and Basingstoke. Aspiring to capture the poetic visceral power of Bob Marley’s lyrics combined with the fascinating and sweet melodies of the Staves, Mica Jane's warm and witty storytelling is not to be missed. Visit website
Friday Live: Spindle Ensemble
15th March 2019
Spindle Ensemble are an experimental instrumental quartet from Bristol’s music collective ‘Bloom‘. They perform original compositions by Daniel Inzani that hover cinematically somewhere between jazz, folk and classical idioms, taking inspiration from artists such as Moondog, Eric Satie and Mulatu Astatke. Their debut album, Bea, was released as a luxury gatefold vinyl edition via new label Adderwell Music in Nov 2017. Spindle Ensemble features pianist and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Inzani, Caelia Lunniss (violin), Harriet Riley(tuned percussion) and Jo Silverston (cello). “Spindle Ensemble Bea (Adderwell Music): represent the best of the latest swathe of modern classical to hit theartsdesk on Vinyl.” The Arts Desk. Visit website
Saturday Shenanigans: Shackleton Trio
16th March 2019
A highly original and energetic musical force just as likely to move you to tears as to move you to your feet. ?Frequently referred to as one of the hardest working bands on the scene, The Shackleton Trio is gaining significant UK and International exposure, becoming an in demand name on the folk circuit. 2018 saw plays on Mark Radcliffe's Radio 2 Folk Show, 5 Star reviews, an appearance on Cambridge Folk Festival's main stage alongside a host of UK and European festivals and international tours. The Shackleton Trio are Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin). Natural talents of the folk tradition, their self-penned material blends seamlessly with their imaginative yet authentic re-workings of traditional folk standards, influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from the group's native East Anglia. ?The unique, distinctive songwriting style of Georgia Shackleton, combined with the vibrant instrumental brilliance of Aaren Bennett, Nic Zuppardi and Georgia’s pure and original voice have developed and matured through two critically acclaimed albums: The Dog Who Would Not Be Washed and new release Fen, Farm and Deadly Water. Visit website
Milly Forrest (soprano)
17th March 2019
3.00 pm in St Mary's Church,Hay. Emerging star soprano Emma Forrest sings French,German and English operatic arias and songs with piano accompaniment. Tickets £12.00 (students £6.00) from Richard Booth's Bookshop,in person,01497 820322, online or at the door.Refreshments in interval.
Friday Live: Wednesday's Wolves
21st March 2019
Wednesday's Wolves are Chrissy Renker and Ysabelle Durant, a female contemporary folk duo from Oxfordshire. Both third culture kids, they met while at school in Sri Lanka although their musical collaboration didn't start until they had both finished University. They first started playing and writing original material together in 2013. Since forming the band they have been playing at venues around the UK, mainly London and Oxfordshire, and have performed on the same bill as Amber Run, Seafret, Flyte, Beth Rowley, and Iain Archer. In 2017 their song "Off This Earth" was played on BBC Radio 1 by DJ Huw Stephens who went on to select it as his BBC Introducing Tip Of The Week. They were also invited to perform at BBC Music Introducing Hosts Amplify 2017 in London. Their songs use simple guitar riffs and vocal harmonies combined with percussive instruments such as cajon and glockenspiel to create emotive and evocative music, usually with a melancholic edge. “…Chrissy and Ysabelle each have vocal textures reminiscent of a mix of Joan Baez and Natalie Merchant, and together are able to create some incredible harmonies” - Top Five Records 2014. Visit website
Saturday Shenanigans: Mr Tea and the Minions
23rd March 2019
Originally a dictatorship formed by the cunning Mr Tea, the Minions have since overthrown him and their chaos has brought forth a musical democracy where cheekiness, fun and a love for the music bind the band together into one massive colorful explosion! They’re on a mission to ignite crazy dancing by audiences everywhere, with their brand of Gypsy flavoured party music to get their audience stirred into a big bouncing frenzy of fun! A hugely popular festival band, they have played raucous gigs at festivals including Glastonbury, Boomtown, WOMAD, Nozstock, Goulash Disko (Croatia), among many others. September 2016 saw the release of their debut album, ‘Tea Your Mind’. The Minions play their own unique take on high energy Balkan party music – combining Gypsy flavoured Ska, Dub and Swing with an infusion of soulful melodies, cheeky Eastern riffs and booming beats and bass to put a smile on your face and your knees up past your ears! “The Minions seamlessly weave Balkan Beats with ska, dub and swing to create a bouncing set. It’s impossible not to get involved.” The Independent. Visit website
Concerts for Craswall - The Hexad Singers
23rd March 2019
“My Love She Mourneth: From Despair To Joy”. Featuring an ensemble of young singers from Oxford and Cambridge, including local Herefordshire musician Daniel Gethin. As individuals, they have sung for several college choirs & are in demand with professional groups such as Tenebrae & The Gesualdo Six. Visit website
Saturday Shenanigans: Northern Soul + Ska Night
30th March 2019
After the success of our Northern Soul and Ska night last year, DJ Paul Nevin returns to the globe to spin his vinyl top tunes! Expect Northern Soul classics with a splash of ska. Visit website
Bookstagram Hay 2019
5th April 2019 - 7th April 2019
Hay will be celebrating its 42nd year of Independence from 5-7th April with 3 days of events reflecting all that is wonderful about this most unique of towns. Do join us for discussions, talks, music, activities and more.Long live the Independent Kingdom!
Alice Earll (violin)
10th April 2019
7.30 pm in the Cinema at Richard Booth's Bookshop."Dancing with Bach".Dance in baroque society from Biber to Bach. Tickets £12.00 from Richard Booth's Bookshop,in person,0147 820322, online or at door if seats available ..advance booking recommended. Wine,soft drinks available.
Crayford, Clemmow, Welsh Piano Trio
1st May 2019
Hay Music. Hay favourites Marcia Crayford (violln) & Moray Welsh(cello) join pianist Carolne Clemmow in a MAYDAY CONCERT at St Mary's Church at 7.30 on May 1 in trios by Haydn,Piazzola and Dvorak.Tickets £12.00 from Richard Booth's Bookshop in person, 01497 820322, or Book online. Interval refreshments.
Hay Festival
23rd May 2019 - 2nd June 2019
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HowTheLightGetsIn Festival - Hay 2019
24th May 2019 - 27th May 2019
The world's largest philosophy and music festival HowTheLightGetsIn returns to the Wye Valley in May 2019 with more ideas, magic, music and wonder than ever before. The world's leading thinkers debating cutting edge ideas alongside an inspiring programme of music, comedy, culture and performance all set in atmospheric and intimate venues. Visit website
Wallfisch,York Cello and Piano Duo
23rd June 2019
Hay Music. 3.00pm at Dorstone House HR3 6AW cellist Raphael Wallfisch and pianist John York play works by Beethoven, Brahms, Frank Bridge & Rebecca Clark. Refreshments available. Tickets £15.00 from Richard Booth's Bookshop in person, 01497 820322. Advance booking essential. Book online.
Concerts for Craswall - The Elysian Singers with cellist Amy Norrington
6th July 2019
An Evening for Choir and Cello. Featuring one of the UK’s leading chamber choirs, The Elysian Singers, together with their conductor Sam Laughton. Also making a welcome return will be internationally acclaimed cellist Amy Norrington. The programme includes music by JS Bach, Haydn and Tavener. Visit website
Rachel Podger and Krystian Bezuidenhout
14th July 2019
Hay Music. At 3.00pm in St Mary's Church HR3 5EB world-famous violinist Rachel Podger plays works by JS and CPE Bach and Handel with harpschordist Krystian Bezuidenhoit. Interval refreshments available. Tickets £15.00 from Richard Booth's Bookshop in person, 01497 820322, on the door, or Book online.
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