Saturday October 3rd 8.00 pm, doors open 7.30 pm.
Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG
Parking & Bar Available
Tickets £8.00 in advance £10.00 on the door available from 01993 831427 & www.wegottickets.com/
You think you know folk music and then someone like Jim Moray comes along. He comes bearing Skulk, a fifth album of soulful English music, plus a sheaf of industry awards and the wherewithal to locate folk music in its rightful landscape: the modern world. In Jim’s vision, the oral tradition is electrified, not only technically but emotionally.
Jim Moray sees pop, rock and folk all as parts of the same musical world – because they are. He has known no other way to think about music. From his debut, BBC Folk Award-winning album in 2003, Sweet England, through Jim Moray (2006), Low Culture (2008: fRoots Critics Poll Best Album Award-winner and Mojo Folk Album of the Year) and In Modern History (2010), Moray’s career has been a continuous avowal of folk’s relevance to contemporary life and its total indivisibility from the impulses which shape the very best rock and pop. He deploys beatboxes and melodeons, electric guitars and thumb pianos, mandolins and rappers. He sings with the kind of English soul which has no home century. http://www.jimmoray.co.uk
Said The Maiden released their eagerly-anticipated debut album, A Curious Tale, on 21st June. In the two years since they first played together at Redbourn Folk Club, the band has quickly picked up momentum and found themselves playing at some of the best known folk clubs in the country, and opening for some of the biggest names on the scene, including Megson, Jim Moray, The Fisherman’s Friends, Hannah James & Sam Sweeney, Clannad and Dave Swarbrick. http://www.saidthemaiden.co.uk