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Up coming gigs and concerts from all over Oxfordshire.
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.
With support from the White Horse Whisperers.
The 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.