Gigs & Concerts

Up coming gigs and concerts from all over Oxfordshire.

Rowan Rheingans : Dispatches on the Red Dress - Friday June 21st, Holywell Music Room at 7:30 pm

Rowan Rheingans : Dispatches on the Red Dress

Friday June 21st, Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Doors: 7pm Music: 7:30pm

Tickets: advance £10/£12 / on the door £12/£14

Tickets from: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/467897

Rowan Rheingans is a fiddle player, banjoist and songwriter widely regarded as one of the foremost composers and innovators in folk music today. Best known for her work with acclaimed bands Lady Maisery, The Rheingans Sisters and Songs of Separation, Rowan has won two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ('Best Original Track' & 'Best Album') and is a five-times nominee.

Rowan’s debut solo show, Dispatches on the Red Dress, is a heartfelt yet unflinching musical essay on memory, history, fascism, waltzes, folk-song, bird-song, trauma, family and war.

Weaving storytelling and song with fiddles, banjo and guitar, live looping and subtle use of pre-recorded sounds, Rowan unravels the urgent message hidden in the folds of a story from her own grandmother’s youth in 1940's Germany. 

The result is a multi-layered meditation on ancestry and an unnerving elegy on the modern human condition. Rowan explores how hope for the future might be found in the very darkest pockets of history in this troubling reflection and subtle celebration of human empathy and resilience.

“Carefully crafted words that reveal a deep emotional charge.”
Louder Than War

“Vivid songwriting... beautiful” 
Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

Owl Light Trio and Brackenbury & Neilson: Doors 7.30pm, Friday 28 June, Quaker Meeting House, Oxford.

A special double-header of instrumental music that draws on traditional,
classical and jazz influences.


Owl Light Trio (http://www.owllighttrio.com) play hypnotic arrangements
of tunes from the UK, Ireland and Brittany on fiddle, concertina and
guitar. Their debut album (released 2018) was reviewed by fRoots as 'A
fine CD of beautifully-crafted music that is both memorable and clever'.


Brackenbury & Neilson (http://brackenburymusic.uk) play fiddle, viola,
piano and accordion and their music has been described by Karen Tweed as
'Joyous, enthralling, delicious... I adore it!', and fRoots Andrew
Cronshaw says that it's 'up there with the finest of roots-based, or
indeed any, instrumental music from England and Wales'.

Tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/468116

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Amphitheatre Concert

Waterperry Gardens, WATERPERRY, OX33 1LA

Saturday 15th June  5pm

Waterperry Gardens is just outside of Oxford and apart from having beautiful gardens to walk through it also has a fabulous amphitheatre (cushions provided). Moonrakers will start playing at 5pm and then have a break for you to enjoy a picnic - either bring your own or buy one from the Teashop. Other alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments will be on sale. Provided the weather holds, it should be a magic experience for all ages. 

If we're hit by bad weather, we'll go into the classroom/hut nearby. 

5pm - 7pm

£15 on the door or in advance from 01865 769206 (booking advised). 

www.moonrakers.net

 

Gigs & Concerts

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