Gigs & Concerts

Up coming gigs and concerts from all over Oxfordshire.

Wild Willy Barret at the Old Fire Station

You won’t find another band like Wild Willy Barrett’s French Connection. From a Parisian café via a Dublin Hooley to a New Orleans party with rip-roaring fiddle & banjo.

Imagine stumbling across a smoky back street bar, late night jam. Django Reinhardt & The Pogues. Robert Johnson accompanies Edith Piaf. Bob Marley’s jammin’ with Stéphane Grappelli. Tom Waits joins in. This is French Connection.

At the ensembles heart are the undisputed talents of multi-instrumentalist, Godfather of grunge folk, Wild Willy Barrett. The quartet perform on guitar, cello, harmonium, whistle, fiddle, banjo & uillean pipes with a large dose of dry wit.

Willy is best known for his partnership with John Otway: a highly respected musician whose styles include folk, blues, gypsy jazz, reggae, bluegrass & punk. He recorded Rasta Communication with Sly & Robbie, toured with U2, Police, Madness & many more. Recent main stage performances at Cropredy & Cambridge Folk Festival.

French Connection perform The Old Fire Station celebrating their new vinyl album release “A Mange Tout Far” in conjunction with National Record Store Day, Saturday 22nd April, 7pm.

Enjoy a wonderful evening of unique musical entertainment overlaid with a large dose of humour, very different from anything else you will experience in the UK at the moment.

TICKETS | 01865263990 | WWW.OLDFIRESTATION.ORG
Location Old Fire Station, Oxford OX1 2AQ

Emily Portman at The North Wall: 24th March

The North Wall Arts Centre
24th March 2017; 8pm
£14/£12 

Nominated as Folk Singer of the Year 2015 at the BBC Radio 2 Awards, soloist Emily Portman will be touring with The Coracle Band, a stellar cast of musicians who featured on her third album, Coracle, now brought together in an ambitious live show.

Joining Emily’s celebrated and longstanding collaborators Lucy Farrell (viola, saw, voice) and Rachel Newton (harp and voice), The Coracle Band features virtuosic string player Sam Sweeney (Bellowhead, BBC Folk Musician of the Year 2015) guitarist M G Boulter (Lucky Strikes) and classical percussionist Toby Kearney (2006 BBC Young Musician of the Year).

Together The Coracle Band will realise the full breadth and beauty of Emily’s finest work to date. Percussion, vibes, pedal steel, electric harp and soaring strings combine with a veritable choir of voices.

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Kadia Gig on April 28

With support from the White Horse Whisperers.

KadiaThe glorious Kadia return to Cornerstone for a bar gig following the annual Folk Weekend: Oxford festival.

Kadia first performed at our open mic night two years ago and brought the audience to their feet with their mix of traditional folk music, Irish session tunes, original material and some contemporary covers. Their creative arrangements and modern take on pop music have gained plaudits and the warmth, humour and energy of their performances has won them fans beyond their Dorset home.

Their last bar gig here was packed and since then their debut album East of Alexandria has made it to the Telegraph’s 2015 Folk Album of the Year list.

Gigs & Concerts

Check this page for listings of one-off or regular gigs and concerts that are coming up in and around Oxfordshire.

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