IONA appear at The Stables this evening, distributing a swirling array of rock, folk, progressive, ethnic and ambient elements as they go.
Theirs is a fusion of textures that has led to them being deemed ‘an exhilarating contemporary folk act’. Listen in from 8pm.
Friend of The Stables, and a favourite among visitors is Northern lass Clare Teal, and she is back among us this Friday evening.
She is starting a little earlier than usual, mind – with a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm.
Clare will be joined by her musical director Grant Windsor to discuss the making of her current album Hey Ho.
Join her celebration of the Great British Songbook, and then reconvene after a short break for the concert proper, which treads the same path.
Classic finery including Try A Little Tenderness and He Was Beautiful – from the pen of our Dame Cleo Laine, are both set certainties.
“Cleo is the best, not content with being one of the finest singers on the planet, she has to go and write incredible songs too!” says Clare.
More recent tracks by Annie Lennox and Snow Patrol will also feature.
G2 do the Definitive Genesis thing on Saturday night, so you know what to expect from the set list, and if you haven’t yet booked in for the gig, you should expect to stay on your feet – it’s standing only left for this one.
Singer songwriter Lucy Kaplansky brings Americana to the stage on Sunday, while every last ticket has been snapped up for Gervase Phinn’s endearing chatter on Monday night.
Loudon Wainwright III is with us on Tuesday, and who knows what gems he will pull from his back catalogue. After all, he has 23 albums worth from which to pull.
His material is held in high esteem by other artists, and among those who have covered his work, you’ll find Johnny Cash, Mose Allison and Rufus Wainwright...
Rufus is his son, Martha his daughter...and in fact it is another daughter, Lucy Wainwright Roche who plays as support for this show.
A special gig, by a special man with an exceptional career.
All tickets are gone for Lee Evans and his chirpy comedy on Wedneday night but you can call the box office on MK 280800 for those shows still booking.